We're Adopting!!!!

We have taken the first two major steps in the adoption process!!! We have selected the organization and we have filled out the first application and paid our initial fees. So, out of 11 steps, we have fulfilled the first two.

We have decided to adopt through ChristianWorldAdoption. They are one of six organizations that work with Ethiopa (where we feel led to adopt from). Of the six, they have the best BetterBusinessBureau rating, which is a good thing. They are also Christian and unlike the others, they actually have housing for parents who must travel overseas. As you might imagine, we are soooooo excited about this. I'm glad it's finally underway and that we're not just talking about it any more.


  1. Congratulations! I spent time in Ethiopia and have a soft spot for them.

  2. hey, that's great. that is where chad and his wife are adopting from as well. check out their adoption blog at http://adoptionmusings.wordpress.com/
    they have some good posts on there about the process. i know both of them would be willing to speak with you about it personally as well - kind of let you know things to expect, etc.
    anyway, God bless you guys - that is GREAT!

  3. drew,
    thanks a lot! I appreciate it.

    I beat ya to the punch. I looked at their site today for a bit. They do have some good stuff on there. I added it to my page reader as well.

  4. That is awesome Michael!! Congrats!! Be sure to keep us posted on the process!! I'll be praying for you, your wife, your daughter, and your future child!

  5. Liz,
    Thanks a lot. I will write updates as things progress. I appreciate the encouragement and prayer.

  6. Many blessings! My dad's family were African/Portuguese and African/English (West Indies). When I was little I wanted to be as brown as my Dad and wished I had his lovely dark brown eyes (and amazingly long curly lashes). He was 78 when he died and he never had a wrinkle in his life. The most important thing about him was his meekness in the face of prejudice and other things because as he said "The meek shall inherit the earth".

  7. Naomisu,
    Good to hear from you again; has been a while. Thanks for the blessings and thanks for sharing your story.