Friday, September 28, 2007

We Have an Announcement!

We are having a baby!!!!! After over a year of ups and downs we have decided to put all of our emotions into adoption. Our original plan for our family was to have two of our own kids and adopt the third, but things don't always go as planned. We started talking seriously a few months ago about the option of adopting our second child. We researched, talked to friends who have adopted, and I've read a lot of adoption blogs and now our application has officially been accepted.

We have decided to adopt from Ethiopia. There are many reasons why we chose Ethiopia. One reason is that there are currently 5 million orphans in Ethiopia. Another reason is that the process of adopting from Ethiopia is fairly quick and straight forward. There may be a woman in Ethiopia right now who is pregnant with the baby we will raise. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to adopt and we can hardly wait for this great adventure to begin.

4 comments:

Christi said...

Wow - that is amazing and exciting!! We will keep you in our prayers and support you however we can.

ninaandtom said...

That is so great. So selfless. We are very happy for you.

sarah said...

I'm going to tell everyone I know to buy one of your banners!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Very excited to be a grand parent again. Though in this situation it goes even bigger then that. For this new child to be brought into such a loving family with such wonder parents is a blessing. What a great opportunity for all. . . Once again proud of you both.

Love Dad-Gramps