Friday, March 11, 2011

Making Progress

We are in full pack mode around here.  Carry-on's and all of the goodies to be packed inside are all over our bedroom.  The challenge of making it all fit is definitely a worthy adversary.

At some point in the next 24-hours we do in fact have to get the infant seat and crib out of attic. :)

Prescriptions need to be picked up and my photos for the special mothers at Hannah's Hope are waiting for me at CVS.

Oh, yeah, and we need milk for the local folks. :)

But we are SO CLOSE!!!  Really, we can not believe that this moment is here.  I have imagined it in my mind like a million times.  The flights are LONG, but I really don't even care--I just want to get there and I want to bring her home.  Home.  How cool is that?  Pretty amazing. :)

And I've been checking the petition that will be given to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia next Monday a ton.  There are still a lot of unknowns, but there have been and will be some important meetings to talk about the process of adoption from Ethiopia.  We are hoping and praying that they will come to a quick resolution that will ensure ethical adoptions while continuing to work with efficiency and integrity on behalf of the children who need families.

My frequent visits indicate that the number of signatures on the petition is around 32,000 right now (a huge thank you to all who have signed! :).  The goal is at least 250,000 by Monday.

You can go to the Joint Council  or to Be the Answer for Children to read more about what's going on.

And here to sign the petition: www.orphanpetition.org.  I love the opportunity to be a voice.  (Pass it on!)

Okay, back to packing and hanging out with my gang. :)

1 comment:

  1. This morning, I got an email from our adoption agency. The director had some advice that I think really sums up what we can do to help...
    She simple asked everyone to pray and to point people in the right direction.
    "...I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you to have hope and courage during these uncertain times. I feel confident that the State Department and the Ethiopian Officials are doing everything possible to come to a quick solution and resolve. I would ask that you DO NOT send letters, photos, or petitions to them at this time. They are aware of the need of the orphan children and also the loving care and concern of the American families. We do not need to bombard them with anything that could be misconstrued as guilt or shame to the people or government of Ethiopia. I would ask rather that you be still and know that GOD is in control and is working on your behalf and behalf of the children of Ethiopia. Use your blogs, face book pages, and communications to point others to the one in whom we put our trust and hope..."

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