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.