Friday, August 22, 2008

3 Families Just Returned From Ethiopia

Three families returned home from Ethiopia this week. We are thankful for their safe travel and we ask that you pray for all of them as they transition into being home. Click on the links below to read about their journey and see their beautiful children.

Here's a little update on our progress-our paperwork has been in Ethiopia for 2 months which is hard to believe. The time has just flown by!! So far the estimated waiting time has remained the same. We are still guessing that somewhere in between January and March we should receive our referral and then hopefully get to travel to Ethiopia within a couple months after the referral. Thanks for following on our journey.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Welcome Baby Freise

Congratulations to Travis' cousin Hilary and her husband Kevin on the birth of their first child a girl who is named Isabel Leigh born on Sunday August 10th at 5:54am weighing 7 lbs 14 oz and was 19 1/2" long. We are so excited for them and cannot wait to meet precious Isabel.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

An Update From Our Agency

Sorry faithful bloggers that I haven't posted in a while. We have moved, been working on projects and I have started a new job so it has been a little crazy around here. Usually about once a month we get an update from our agency on the Ethiopia program. It is so exciting to see how well the program is moving and how many families are receiving referrals. Here is the update from AWAA: Recent Referrals for Ethiopia America World received 10 referrals of children between the ages of 0-5 years for the month of July from Ethiopia. Below are the DTE of the families who received referrals this month: Referrals on July 21, 2008 DTE:11/21/07- Infant Boy 12/7/07- Infant Boy 12/7/08- Infant Boy 12/21/07- Infant Boy 1/25/08- Infant Boy 1/25/08- Infant Boy Referrals on July 29, 2008 DTE:1/25/08- Infant Boy 10/19/07- Infant Girl Based on the new referrals, the wait time for an infant boy is 5-7 months while the wait time for an infant or toddler girl is 7-9 months. The wait time for siblings under 7 is 5-9 months. For those that don't know DTE means Dossier to Ethiopia. Our dossier is DTE 6/13/08 and it is unbelievable to think that it has been in Ethiopia for almost 2 months. The time just seems to fly by. We are at peace with our wait and we thank you for your prayers.