Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good Evening blog watchers!

News just in today from our caseworker, who incidentally is not Natalie anymore. Our agency has added another caseworker and we have been re-assigned. The voice we now will wait to hear for our referral will be Jessica's! Natalie out, Jessica in! (Natalie has been super duper!) Now on to the news...Jessica informed us today that our dossier (that really long packet of documents we've been working on for a year that Ethiopia needs to approve us as adoptive parents) HAS ARRIVED IN ETHIOPIA! YAY! Things are moving along!

Also, a lot of you have asked what you can get for us. Well, since we've never been parents before (other than to our pet fish), keep in mind that we have nothing!
BUT PLEASE ALSO CONSIDER THIS: We will be taking humanitarian aid items in additional suitcases to the orphanages in Addis Ababa while we are there and would welcome your donations of the following items that our agency recommends:

a) Children’s clothing (new or slightly used); Boys and Girls; sizes 0-8 years. Clothing needs include day clothes, pajamas, underwear, and shoes.
b) Huggies Baby Shaped Diapers Club Case – Size 1 or 2. Even though diapers are readily available in Addis, it is more expensive to purchase them there and they tend to leak.
c) Huggies Natural Care Wipes (Unscented); 576 count

It's for a good cause and the orphanages need so much support to give the best care possible to the children entrusted to them. Be inspired - we have been! Think about it!

Good night!


B said...

Hello....yes, we check this each and every day! Lots of questions...like: how much notice do you get before you leave to go there?... will you have to make more than one trip?... when should we send the childrens clothes to you for your extra suitcases?????! (We'll probably just bring them in March).... Mostly...we're just so excited to meet our new grandchild...and so very excited ....and proud...of both of you! Love....Dad & Billie

Susan and Chad said...

Great questions, b! We'll post some answers tomorrow!

mbisig said...

I admire you both for doing this. Deena and I have talked about it in the past but don't seem to have time now with our 4yr. Kirstyn and our foreign exchange student Maren(Germany) and she is 16. I hope she brings you both all the joy in the world. I will keep you in my prayers my friend. MJB

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