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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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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

date of birth

Well, we are well on our way to travel to get those little boys of ours home. We leave the 4th of August. Of course we are waiting on a few little details. Oh I mean BIG.
#1 the Visa 37 seems to have taken the scenic route to Addis Ababa. It is being searched for. Pray for this if you think of us! We need this there ASAP! Like Friday at the latest.
#2 the basement. This week we hope that a certain door comes in and our bathroom counter top. The rest of the carpet goes in too and Dave is finishing the trim. It looks awesome!

Other than that we are packing, cleaning, gathering papers, etc.....

Speaking of papers, we got a copy of the adoption decree! So nice to see it in print, makes it SOOOO real. Also we got the re-made up birth certificates. Ok, birthdates must be very hard to come by there for orphans. On the inital papers they were both born in 2004 making them 3. One had a birth month in August the other in December, in which they turn 4. NOW they are both born in 2005 making them 2. One with a birth month in May, already 3, and the other in November, will be 3. Like our family needs any more May or November birthdays! From their photos I say they are 3 or 4. A family who recently traveled said clothing size 2 and 3 will likely fit them well. So............... the mystery remains, how old are our sons? Stay tuned to find out.

Their names are also now different. They added Dave's name. So, now they are Natnael David Habib and Kidus David Habib. Notice the different spellings of their first names.
When we do the readopt in Colorado we will be able to alter the names and birth dates if needed. I think we need to know how old they seem to be by ability, etc..... We will visit the Dr and dentist. :) Fun times ahead!

Have a great day!

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