Friday, January 25, 2008

Finally! We have another son!

Yes! It's finally official! We have another son.

We totally weren't expecting it and in fact didn't even know that we were having a court date. Truth be told, I had quit hoping that it was going to happen - too many dates had come and gone. I was resolved that it would happen when it happened.

Yesterday, in the early morning, we learned that while we had been sleeping on Wednesday night, a judge in Ethiopia had made us parents for the seventh time!

We have been waiting eight months for this day.

So here is our Bear - the newest member of The Production.




Now we wait for a new birth certificate to be issued - with us listed as his parents! And other official documents to be translated into English. Then our agency representatives will apply to the US Embassy for an appointment to apply for a US Visa to bring him home. That's when we'll the word to make our travel dates. Likely this will be in about a month.

Last August I had to hug him "goodbye" and leave him there. Soon I'm going back to hug him "hello" and bring him home.

Here's one more picture of him. I really love this one. The expression on his face is priceless.

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! I'm so happy to see that this finally happened and he is now yours. I remember how heartbreaking it was to know you had to leave him there when you picked up your daughter last year. Praise God it isn't a full year before you go back to get him now! He's so cute and looks like the sweetest little boy!

Vader's Mom said...

Yippee and Congrats!! He is such a cutie and I'm glad he is finally getting to come home!

5KidMom said...

I can only guess how you must feel because I am completely in love!!! Good for you for believing that God is faithful, and his timing is perfect. I'm sure it didn't feel that way a lot of the time, but your reunion will be so sweet. Congratulations to the Pastor Mac Family!!!!!

Susanne said...

I am so completely excited for you and your family, Ann! Congratulations! You must be beside yourself with joy!

Shalee said...

Oh Ann! How completely exciting!!!! God works in mysterious, beautiful (and often frustrating - at least to me) ways! He is GORGEOUS and a perfect addition to your sweet family.

JC said...

Congrats! I can't decide who's the luckier... you all or the little Bear. Best wishes!

Owlhaven said...

How very wonderful! And what a sweet little face!

Mary, mom to many

Cindy said...

Congratulations! It's wonderful that you are taking this little boy into your home and your family- he's a lucky little guy.
My daughter and her husband are getting ready to adopt the three (siblings) foster children that they got last fall. We can hardly wait! We already think of them as part of our family and they have called us Grandma and Grandpa right from the start.

Renee said...

Praise Jesus!!!!

Oh just PRAISE JESUS!!!!


I am SO happy over this news!!!!

He is beautiful!!!!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's wonderful. Congratulations on the newest member of the family. He has such a lovely smile.

A. said...

Wonderful news! Eight months is a long time waiting.

Cakes said...

oh Ann! I'm crying for joy! Nine months seems the perfect wait in some ways, doesn't it? I can't wait until he is home with you!!

Beck said...

Oh ANN! I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU! HE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Ninotchka said...

Awww, congratulations a million times over. He's a beautiful child. How lucky you are! I can't imagine having to say goodbye all those months ago. Whew. Thank goodness you get to say hello and keep him for good soon. Happy planning and travels ahead. I'm just thrilled for you! xxoo

eph2810 said...

What a sweet face and the eyes are just beautiful. Congratulations, Ann. Those are awesome news :)

esperandoaiyasu said...

Wow, he is adorable!! Congratulations!!

Anne said...

Oh my, what a sweetie!! He's beautiful! I'm overjoyed that this day has finally come. Lots of hugs to you all -- and I hope to meet him in person soon!! Congratulations!

bleeding espresso said...

Congratulations! And welcome! What a darling :)

Teri said...

What a stunning little man you have there. Congratulations and look forward to that wonderful day where you can indeed say hello and bring him home to his very own family.

lisa's chaos said...

Oh he is adorable! That look says he can love you to pieces and give you lots of trouble all at the same time. :)

Congrats!

Don Mills Diva said...

He is sooo beautiful he is making my heart ache...

ancient one said...

Wonderful !!!!