Thursday, January 31, 2008

Anna joins the family


Through the adoption process, there are a few days that really stand out. Today is one of those days. A long ways off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Anna went before a judge and officially joined our family. It sometimes seems to me that I ought to think it strange to have a family member that we have not yet met. It does not seem strange to me, however. In fact, it seems natural. There is a child in need of a family that can care for her and so she is getting a family.

Now that Anna is officially our child, we can post a picture of her. The above photo is a shot that was sent to us when she recieved a photo album that we sent to her. She is looking at the pages with pictures of the kids.

The next step for us is to hear when our US embassy appointment will be in Ethiopia. When we hear that date we will be able to plan our trip to Ethiopia to bring Anna to our home.

16 comments:

Abby said...

Congratulations, Big Crazy Family!
Abby

Norah said...

Congratulations, Anna is beautiful ! How lucky for you and your family that she will soon be joining you.

MetricGirl said...

Fabulous news, congratulations!

june

hmmj said...

Congratulations! I checked several times yesterday looking for this news and it is the best way to start today! Many blessings to your now bigger and perhaps crazier family!

Heather
Mom to three through the miracle of adoption

mom2babybirds said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

Karen said...

Congratulations!!!

Melinda said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. We are considering a girl right now that is at Kidane. I will look foward to hearing about your trip. I will be praying for a quick travel date.
Melinda

Laurie said...

Congratulatons Anna is a beautiful litle girl.

Hope you get travel plans soon.

Hugs, Laurie

Bethany Montgomery said...

Wonderful news!

Julie said...

Congratulations!! What great news.

Aves @ Call of the Phoebe said...

Congratulations...she is beautiful!!

Aves

jody said...

That is just awesome-Congrats to you all and Anna, too. She is stunning!

Anonymous said...

awh - that is terrific! congratulations!! jcn

Kelly said...

Congratulations. She's amazing.

The Merricks said...

We're so happy for your good news. I hope we get some of our own one of these days. We've finally gotten our own blog up so we can share it when we do :-)

Mark & Lisa

emily said...

Wonderful news. She is beautiful!!