Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Home Now...

We arrived home Sunday evening with friends and family awaiting us at the airport. Mihret is thriving. She's eating, eating, eating and sleeping well, too. She is enjoying the children SO much. It wasn't until we got home that I heard her laugh. She loves playing with the girls and Shepherd.

Over the next few days I will go back and post trip pictures. Right now I'm just trying to recover from jet lag!

All's well. We're grateful and so convinced we have done the right thing. It's an amazing thought to ponder where Mihret has come from and how she got here. There are so many more, though....so many more. Shall we turn our heads and pretend they don't exist? What shall we do? How shall we live?

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Hello. My name is Sarah Dubois and my husband and I are adopting from Ethiopia through AWAA. We received our referral about a month ago for a 4-month-old boy. Congratulations on the adoption of Mihret. She is absolutely precious!

I want very much to meet with our son’s birth mother and to travel to his village. He is from Bench Maji (in the southwest corner), but he was at the Kingdom Village International orphanage at one point. (I found your blog by googling KVI orphanage.)

I know that you just got home, and you are very, very busy. But I have a couple of questions that I would love any help or advice you can give whenever you get a chance. I feel so lost and helpless. I do not know where to begin.

Did America World help you to arrange the meeting with your daughter’s birth mom? If not, how did you go about finding her and arranging that?

How did you arrange the travel to Sodo? Did AWAA help with that?

Does your daughter have a living birth father? Our son does not have one named on his paperwork, but I have heard that it is sometimes left blank so that the father does not have to appear in court.

Thank you so much. Blessings to you,

Sarah Dubois