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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, October 27, 2009

One Year Home--well a bit more than that really


The boys had a round of immunizations on Monday, (a delayed start due to snow and ice. :)
One of them is just the wimp of all wimps when it comes to these things. He screams and then limps around moaning for a few days. Ok, it hurts in the muscle after, but NOT THAT BAD.  And yes, I give them the pain killer for kids.

We are thrilled that K has gained in weight and height so that now he is in the middle upper of his range for his age! He came to us quite not even on the charts. N has gained also but did not have as much to catch up to and being younger is just smaller. However he is giardia free and both are ring worm free. These two things took about a year to clear up. We are so thankful for their health and beautiful attachment and bonding. WOW! What a blessing. Ok, I am not going to say perfect, because, after all, there is no such thing and no matter what we do all our kids will have some sort of issue...... that's life and we accept it. But, wow they are doing great. Look at their photos just above here when they were in ET, this was taken in July, only weeks before we picked them up. They are the boys in the middle K in pink and N in blue with stripes. This would have been about a year and a half ago.  And the photo just a few weeks ago proudly wearing Bronco style, K on the left and N on the right. K has had the most dramatic change on the outside, but N is not to be left behind, his inner change has been wonderfully dramatic as well!


  1. Yea on the health issues. Wonderful when we get good health providers. Glad it has worked out.

  2. So wonderful! Your post makes us more and more excited to bring home Bereket, who turns 4 next month. (By the way, we took that picture at Sele Enat....crazy!) God bless! Lory

  3. Jill, Praise the Lord these sweet boys are finally free of parasites! Thank the Lord for this answer to prayers! SO happy they are thriving physically and emotionally. How could they not in your loving Christ centered family! You are doing an amazing job that is not easy but the rewards are eternal! So happy for you all!

  4. Jill...saw your comment on my blog regarding "Surely not" was forwarded to me anonymously..although one poster said they knew who wrote please feel free to post it and just say someone else wrote it. :)

    {You don't have to publish the comment...I just did not know how to reply to you. :)}


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