We’re a family of five.

July 28th, 2010

Last night, I got back from 6 days in Alaska.

I left on Thursday to meet my daughter.

Kevin blogged all the details here.

Long story short, this adoption fell into our laps. We were preparing to adopt an older child but we thought it would be next summer before we welcomed a child home. But a friend was talking to a social worker who mentioned that a girl from Ethiopia needed a new home. The friend contacted me and told me to contact the social worker. I did.

A flurry of paperwork, phone calls, meetings with lawyers, social workers, home-studies, more paperwork and 7 weeks later the call came to book plane tickets.

Her name is Yeshumnesh – she’s smart, funny, talkative and pretty much all around a great kid.

6 Responses to “We’re a family of five.”

  1. Wendi on July 28, 2010 10:44 am

    Yay!! I just read Kevin’s blog. What a beautiful girl!! And what a great blessing that God placed Yeshumnesh with you guys!!! Praying for a smooth transition for everyone.

  2. Crystal on July 28, 2010 11:02 am

    What? You were up here. I was following you on facebook but I did not realize you were in AK. Sorry the weather was so lousy for your trip. This is the 7th coldest July in the books. Congratulations on your knew daughter.

  3. CIndy on July 28, 2010 11:32 am

    We are thrilled for all 5 of you! Happy Day!

  4. Theresa on July 28, 2010 11:38 am

    She’s beautiful! Congratulation to all of you! What a blessing to have this girl in your lives!


  5. abby on July 28, 2010 12:21 pm

    @Crystal – I don’t think I ever mentioned we were in Alaska – I considered sending you an e-mail just to see if you were close, but I was guessing that you were pretty far away from Anchorage.

  6. bonnie on July 29, 2010 7:43 am

    Amazing news! Hope the settling in goes well. 11 year old girls are fun (and lots of work too)

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