March 3, 2011

We are in love!!

With a 6 month old baby boy! 
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We are so excited and are enjoying looking at his photos and wondering about him!
We received the call Monday morning. I freaked out and stared at the phone until it went to voice mail! Called back with shaky hands and voice and it was it!!  THE CALL!

(shout out to my coordinator whom I love!!)

My 10 yr old told me in the midst of it “Mom, you are scaring me!” lol.
The 15 yr old asked if this means she can skip geometry (coordinator said yes)
Ab said “you are going to have 2 adopted boys!”
Josh just looked at us all like we had gone off the deep end.
Finally got hold of the hubby who dared to be in a meeting at work and told him. Our plan was to wait until we were together to look at the pics but that flew out the window!
We officially accepted on Tuesday after praying and talking to our pediatrician.

I so wish I could show you his picture because he is adorable!  Trust me, he is!!  If you see me in person, don’t worry, I will have pictures!

So…what’s next?
We wait for our court date. We will then go and stand before the judge and make our intentions known to adopt this child and answer any questions she has. We then wait to pass court.  This happens when all paperwork is there and okay.  We could pass while in country or have to wait until when we are back home and receive a phone call that we have passed.

We would then come back home and wait for an Embassy Appt. to obtain a visa. They do not give this out until they check everything out and it is all okay.  Once we get that appointment, we can go back and pick him up and bring him to our home!

How can you pray? 
Please pray that he remains healthy—in body, mind, and soul.
Please pray for the staff  in Ethiopia that cares for him.
Please pray for the Ethiopian staff that handles paperwork in country.
Please pray for the staff stateside as they handle me and my endless questions. :)
Please pray that all paperwork is in order and correct.
Please pray that we get a court date as fast as can be.
Please pray for our whole process—that it will be smooth and problem free.
Please pray for us as a family as we prepare to welcome this little one.

And Praise God for a beautiful little boy that we will have the privilege to call son!


  1. YAY, Charisa!!!! I am so excited for ya'll and your baby BOY! Praise the Lord!!!

  2. Congratulations! So excited for your family! May God bless you while you wait to meet your new little guy!

  3. Ya hooooo!!! Congrats again! :)

    I think we share coordinators (Allison?)... we absolutely LOVE her too!


  4. Yay!!! Oh, praise God - we are so excited for you, and we can't WAIT to see photos someday. Blessings to all of you as you wait to meet your newest family member!

  5. My husband also dared to be in a meeting when we got the call. I dialed all his phone numbers and texted him to call me back STAT and it still took him 30 minutes to call which time my best friend was already on her way over! Such a joyous time, I am so happy for you!

  6. @ The Little Family! Same here! I called both phones and then sent an email with the subject line

    " call mee!!! quick!!! referral!! "

    seriously! I just copied and pasted it

  7. So happy for you, what a great way to start your Monday morning! Enjoy this blissful and exciting time!

  8. This is wonderful news. Praising God with you!

  9. A huge Congratulations!!!!! Looks like we really may get the honor to meet and travel with you guys! :-)

    Congratulations on your referral!

  11. SOOO VERY VERY EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see his pictures. Praying you hear about a court date soon!!!!

  12. I am so excited for you and your family!!! It will be WONDERFUL to hold him in your arms! SOOSOSOSOSOSOSOSO EXCITED! PRAYING FOR YOU!

  13. CONGRATULATIONS! God is SO good! :) Excited for you!

  14. What an awesome God we serve!!!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with everyone so we can rejoice with you!!! PRAISE GOD!

  15. Congratulations!!!! Such awesome news!!!! I know you're still floating on air :)


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