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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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Friday, August 15, 2008

Update 8-15

First things first. We got the American Visas for the boys yesterday and the German trasit visas for them today. good news!

We went to a hot springs today. It was about 2 hours out of town. It was a beautiful drive through Africa. here it is winter with rain. eveything is soo green. we enjoyed a swim in a nice pool at a resort that would make a great secluded honeymoon retrat for any couple.
Nate is having a hard time with mommy. I think he is feeling a divided loyalty to his birthmom and me. IT will take some time, but it will be ok. he really just wants daddy, as he never knew his dad that would make sense. poor little guy. it has got to be rough. keds had this at first but seems to be over that for now. for now is they key phrase. it will be ok.
the boys have never swam, nor had water for fun , here children are told to stay away from water because it is dangerous and dirty. a lady there interpreted for us and nate said that it must have rained and rained adn now the river is full. daddy is goin in there and his shorts are going to get dirty and I am not going. kedus just sat on my lap and huddled. it was too scary to think of. nate then said that he would not want to take a bath with all the people in that, he wants to just take one in the house we are staying at. :) What a silly boy. they did eventually get in , lured by a big ball. they had a lot of fun splashing, but at first acted like it was a bath, cleaning their face adn hair. it was really funny. when it was time to get out, they both said they did not want to go. Kedus shows ability in swiming, he automatically kicked and such, nate, he just splaashed.
we have been observing a lot of difference in behaviour between them. we feel that Kedus is truly 3 1/2 and that nate is 2 1/2 . the ladies here at the guest house agree. they are the same size, but keds was 2 months early when he was born and that would account for his size. His sister is tiny too, so he just inherits small genes.
well, that is all for tonight. we will leave here sun night. tomorrow is saturday.
please pray for us in our preparation for travel. for the flight with the boys, phoebe and olivia to get the attention they need....


If you have been praying for the tiny baby: his mom got all his paperwork two weeks early and tickes and they will leave for US on monday. thank you.

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