Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So during this tediously slow process, we have gone full circle. We will be using Gladney to facilitate this adoption, after weeks of thinking otherwise. There will be some twists and turns that are unfamiliar to us and Gladney, as we both blaze a new trail, but I am excited to be a part of that.

I am also actually excited to finally start the paperwork process. Others have promised that it is much easier the second time around. Sure hope they weren't playing some cruel joke (coffeemom???).

So, I am thankful for so many things, but now have an added thanks that we and Gladney are again walking down this road together to bring our child home.



coffeemom said...

Wow! That's a change. I'm here by email if you want to talk! And yesssss, the paperwork IS easier the second time. But bureaucracy cogs turn at the same pace, so don't yell at me if it still feels slow....ahem. But you guys stay in my prayers anyhow, so will tailor them back to Gladney! Yeah for paper racing!

Jen said...

No one could say that intl adoption is boring! It is an exciting and unpredictable ride (and I have only gone through some of the steps). I am excited about you being with Gladney, again. Let's get that baby girl home to her new family. I will be praying for an unpredictably smooth process :)

The Albertsons said...

praying for you and the whole process... I'm sure it's a bit freaky to change back and forth, but I know you're in good hands :).
happy thanksgiving! Give those kiddos a big hug from Zach and Becca :).
love you all!

The Roberts Family said...

YEAH! ... progress!!! Praying for your whole family as you journey through this once again. :) Blessings, Shelly

Lori S said...

I'm glad it will work out for you to use Gladney again! Of course, I think they are the best (not that others aren't good!). It's good to know the second time around is easier--we never know what will be in store for us!
God bless in this process!

sparkz said...

What an amazing journey, circle, twist...you name it! BTW, kudos to you for the great picture of all of you guys at the top of your blog. Strange how familiarity can be a welcomed addition to some processes. Now it's time to race through the paper chase!

Jody said...

I have just found your blog..you had posted on mine at one point. I love your story, we too have 2 siblings from ethiopia and added the third in June. We now have six. I would love to talk to you more..Congratulations!!Jody