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A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
And, please link to The Wayfarer Adoption Blog by putting my button on
your blog so others can use this resource too. Please link to this blog when ever you can and whenever you re-post things (or images) you have found here. Thanks!
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Welcome to the journey!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Well, the basement is almost framed. The plumbing has been roughed out. I have ordered carpet and tile and secured a tile installer who will also pour the shower pan. We got a sink base out of a "bones pile" at a fancy kitchen and bath store. It was $100 and would ordinarily sell for about $400. Cherry wood, beautiful finish, two sets of drawers. Getting bids on electric and drywall. I have been collecting things for the room. I found just the quilts I had hoped for on close out at Ross. I had to go to several stores to find two, soft fleece blankets too, plastic laundry baskets, etc.... I read in one of the books that buying the things for the child makes it feel real. It sure does. But having somewhere to put them other than the living room will be great too! Soon enough.
I am sick at home today. In bed most of the day. I have had a rough spring with sickness. I am usually never ill. Oh well. This too shall pass.
Olivia is writing a wonderful poem, she is sick too. Better than I am at this point.

How I Wish I Were A Bird
By Olivia

How I wish I were a bird,
I could fly o-so-high,
But not just a little normal bird, but a big hawk
instead I would try to help the gardeners get rid of all the rodents
and have a tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner,
but I am just a little helpless worm,
who lives under the ground trying not to be seen by a bird
Oh, how I wish I were a bird.

Well, off I go.

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