Saturday, February 19, 2011

My mother-in-law is "booking it" to a wifi spot right now. I told her there was a website about no-bake cookies called She didn't fall for it, and knows something is up. Amanda and I are using this blog as a forum to let fam and friends know about our adoption progress. We're also thinking it will be a good place to let others know about general adoption opportunities and things we've learned (plus the things we're learning again). We would be ecstatic if God uses it as a catalyst for good discussions and personal meditation.

For starters: you'll notice a couple links to the right of this post. The first one is for our adoption agency: America World Adoption. This agency was referred to us by a friend from college who currently works there. We have been impressed with their professionalism. The second one is Food for the Hungry. FH does great work providing food, clothing, and the Gospel to families in need around the world. Check out their website.

Feel free to keep up with us and share this site with your own friends and fam!

Received an unexpected call today: we've been accepted into America World Adoption Agency's Ethiopia program! I didn't think that we would get a confirmation so soon, but thankful that our agency is on the ball and very responsive.

Our contact at the agency said she would be sending an email with all the next documents we need to fill out and return as well as info on getting setup with a social worker for our homestudy. Sure enough, the email arrived and was very clear on what needs to be accomplished next.

Sidenote: emails with bullet points and phrases such as "next steps" are always a good thing.