Category Archives: Ethiopia Adoption

02.23.2011

Two years ago we were united with Mastewal and Afton in Ethiopia.


Ethiopia Trip Slideshow

Only took me 5 months to make this 🙂

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08.11.2009

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Mastewal is fine. Her bloodwork and doctor visit showed nothing. She’s better (nothing like another trip to the lake for a cure). We’re gearing up for a trip to Michigan this weekend, but not before our 6 month post placement visit tomorrow. I can’t believe we’ve been home a little over 5 months now. 

All adoptions are final, I pick up our paperwork in the morning. Birth certificates are in the mail.

We signed Mastewal up for soccer, we’ll probably hear from her coach sometime this week. We’ve got all the gear, just ready to put it to use.

I’ve finished two books now, since our return from Ethiopia. I highly recommend both:

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I also watched this other PBS Wide Angle Story: The Market Maker

WIDE ANGLE travels to East Africa to tell the dramatic story of an Ethiopian economist on a mission. Seeking a market-based solution to ending hunger in her famine-plagued country, she creates Ethiopia’s first commodities exchange. What she didn’t count on was a world financial crisis getting in the way.

I guess I was a little disappointed with it, and want a follow up to the story. I’d like to see if she makes it to the farmers way out—and see if she is able to do what she originally set out to do. 

School starts in TWO WEEKS!


08.05.2009: Readoption/Finalization

Today we had the finalization of Myer’s adoption and the recognition/readoption of Mastewal and Afton’s adoption.  


08.04.2009

mastewalaftonannouncmentWe’ve been home for 5 months now. Thanks to Jenna for making this adoption announcement for us, I love your work.  

The kids are doing great. We’ve had many ups and downs over the five months, but we’re settling into our life as a family of five.


07.24.2009

 

Her first "outfit" she picked from the bag we brought for her

Her first "outfit" she picked from the bag we brought for her

 

His "first outfit"

His "first outfit"

 

Dinner at Makush

Dinner at Makush with Elias and the Talcott Family

 

Elias's wife invited us over for a coffee ceremony at their house

Elias's wife invited us over for a coffee ceremony at their house

 

Coffee ceremony in Elias' house

Coffee ceremony in Elias' house

Zuriash performing coffee ceremony at The New Flower Guesthouse

Zuriash performing coffee ceremony at The New Flower Guesthouse

 

Cultural Dinner with Helen (New Flower Owner)

Cultural Dinner at Yod Abyssinia with Helen (New Flower Owner)

Emily sent these pics from our time in Ethiopia. I requested them for the books I hope to do for Mastewal and Afton.  Thought I would post them here, since they’ve never been seen before.  We missed these events with our camera, somehow.


07.17.2009: Readoption/Finalization

Today is the day we finalize Myer’s adoption and “readopt”Mastewal and Afton.  

Big Day Today!