Our Journey, so far...

June 8, 2008 - Submitted Application to Children's Hope International (CHI)
June 27, 2008 - Application Approved
August 14, 2008 - Submitted Home Study Documentation
September 12, 2008 - 1st Home Study Appointment
September 17, 2008 - 2nd Home Study Appointment
October 9, 2008 - Submitted Immigration Application
November 13, 2008 - Submitted Dossier to CHI
November 19, 2008 - CHI Forwarded Dossier to US
December 8, 2008 - Officially a "Waiting Family"
September 25, 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia
November 16, 2009 - Referral of Little Man Haney!!!
December 16, 2009 - Court Date Scheduled (1/4/10)
January 4, 2010 - Adoption Approved by Ethiopian Federal Courts - Officially a Family of Three!

February 12, 2010 - Leaving on a Jet Plane!!!
February 15, 2010 - Forever in our arms!
February 21, 2010 - A family of three, home at last!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Long Overdue Update

Ok, I admit - I've been a bad blogger! But, I'm turning over a new leaf, and I promise to update more often :)

So, we have been home almost a month and we are having a great time. Ben is back at work and will take the rest of his parental leave (9 more weeks) when I go back to work in mid-May. So, during the day it's pretty much just me and Reeves - and it's GREAT! He is an amazing baby, incredibly happy most of the time and always talking and laughing.

Here are a few photos:

Our First Family Photo - After Our Appointment at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa

Daddy and Reeves having story time

Daddy and Reeves doing chores

Lloyd, Mommy, and Reeves after our afternoon walk

And the best for last... Reeves is now eating "solid" food (if you can call rice/oatmeal cereal and baby food solid)

Getting ready.....

Going for it....



  1. So great to see his smiley little face again (oh, and yours too!) :o)

    Kim & Kyle

  2. He looks like he is really growing! Love those cheeks.