Our I171-H has arrived, which means we have been approved by the United States to adopt an orphan from Ethiopia. This document is very important!
Miss B.’s welcome bag finally left for Ethiopia today. Maybe she’ll know that she has a family by next week. I can’t wait to get a picture of her after she hears the news.
I want to mention one thing about my previous post. Our decision to use our children’s Ethiopian names developed over time and we do not feel that this is the only right decision that can be made. It is what we believe is best for our family. The majority of our friends who have adopted children call their children by new names. Just like the thousands of other decisions we all make regarding raising our children, we make the best decisions we can for our own families. Russ and I do not consider ourselves to be experts or to know what is right for anybody else. So, to all of my friends who call their children by new names, I am happy for you that you have chosen that for your children and I do not hold myself to have made a better decision than you have.
Just had to get that off my mind!
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