Today we take a day trip to the Hosanna region in southern Ethiopia. We’ve been told this can be a hairy trip—four hours each way along a bumpy dirt road with crazy drivers and no seat belts. This is part of why we have emergency medical evacuation insurance (I’m not joking).
The purpose of the trip is to meet any potential birth family, depending on the individual child’s situation. We’ll be purposefully vague about this trip and who we meet or don’t meet, since we’re keeping Milo’s story private.
This will be a chance to see real African countryside away from the city and potentially learn more about Milo’s background. There will also be a formal ceremony between birth family and adoptive parents that should be pretty cool.