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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!
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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.
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Adoption Shower

It's a shower to celebrate the upcoming adoption of Natenael and Kedus into the Khaliqi family!
Let's join together as they anticipate and prepare for the arrival of their sons from Ethiopia.

Forestgate is having an adoption shower for the Khaliqi family.
Tuesday evening, July 8th, 2008 , 7-9 PM at Forestgate. Families are welcome!

We have included some gift ideas and information from Jill and helpful ways you can also contribute to the orphanage:
Jill has registered at Target, Wal-mart and Amazon. com. They are all listed under Jill Khaliqi as a baby registry. They can also be accessed on line.
Things they could really use are: pj's and pants (adjustable waist is preferred on pants) in size 3-5. Winter coats and fleece jackets in size 3 and 4. The booster seats for the table, the car seats and safety bed rails would be especially useful.
If anyone is interested in just giving a donation to the orphanage they would be very happy about that. Checks can be made to the church with Pennies for Orphans in the memo.
Another need that Jill has noted is that the orphanage appreciates receiving basic over the counter kids medications. They are not readily available there. Parents often take such donations when they go. If each family attending the shower can bring one over the counter medicine item: Tylenol, cold meds, eye drops, children's Benadryl, simethicone, immodium, Kaopectate, etc. it would greatly help the orphanage.

Kindly RSVP for the shower to Evelyn Ulsh, 548-8422,

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