Woohoo! We passed court today. I am so excited (and bit shocked) that Desta and Debritu are actually a part of our family. And while I am thrilled, I can't help but think of their Ethiopian family...how hard it must have been for them today, how they are feeling, how the girls are feeling. I am very aware that in the adoption triad (the birth family, the child(ren) and the adoptive family), the adoptive family is the only part that does not experience loss and grief from the adoption process.
The girls are already so loved and such a part of this crazy family. I'm excited to see what the future holds for all of us.
Here are a few pictures of our sweet daughters:
We are hoping to have an US Embassy appointment in Addis on July 28. At that time the girls would get visas for their Ethiopian passports so that they can come to America. My mom and I will be traveling to bring them home while the boys (Scott, Jack and Logan) hold down the fort.
Beautiful, beautiful girls!! So happy for you all:-)ReplyDelete
Oh Congrats!!!! They are soooo beautiful. I am so glad I came over here tonight. What a wonderful surprise. Can't wait to see them come home.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us. Love it.
Oh my word, Carey, they are stunningly beautiful, those eyes, those faces, oh be still my beating heart!! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO thrilled for you, there aren't enough words!ReplyDelete
It's not lost on me how difficult and bittersweet this is for their birth family, and what an adjustment period it will be for the girls... do you think perhaps it will be somewhat easier of a transition because of the fact that they are twins and will have each other and have that sense of familiarity even though the changes?
Congrats, mamma..... I can't wait to see them in your arms!
OMGosh Carey! that is so awesome. I have missed seeing your in blogland.ReplyDelete
They are beautiful and their eyes are amazing. I can't wait until you get to bring your sweet girls home. Awesome!
They are so beautiful!!! Congratulations!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! The girls are so sweet. It will fantastic to see your whole family together.ReplyDelete
OH, how Beautiful they are. Gorgeous! YEEHAW! I bet July can't come fast enough!ReplyDelete
Carey!! They are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Can't wait to see your holding them both. :)ReplyDelete
So beautiful!! So exciting- we are so happy for you guys!!ReplyDelete
Oh, Carey!!! They are just adorable, beautiful an precious. It is hard to think of their birth family...the choice they had to make...it is tough. But I rejoice with you, that God is placing them in your arms to tenderly love and guide. You are blessed!!! ♥♥ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing their pictures...hoping the time goes by quickly for you!! Ethiopia here you come!!
Congratulations!!!! This is wonderful and so very exciting!ReplyDelete
They are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!!!! I know you can't wait to have your hands on them! :)ReplyDelete
Carey...they are beautiful! I look forward to watching your travels!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Carey...I kept checking for pics yesterday! They are beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Oh, those eyes! They are absolutely gorgeous! :)ReplyDelete
They are beautiful! I'm so happy for you all.ReplyDelete
Your girls are beautiful!!! Congratulations on the new additions to your lovely family!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family. What an exciting time for you all. Hope everything continues to proceed smoothly for you all!ReplyDelete
They are just GORGEOUS! So happy for you all...can't wait to see a complete family photo!ReplyDelete
ahhhhh! Congratulations! this is thrilling news! When will you travel? They are just beautiful.ReplyDelete
I am so thrilled to be able to see you beautiful girls. What an amazing time in your life. Congratulation!ReplyDelete
Just saw your blog. How exciting!! They are so adorable. I'm so glad your Mom is going with you. That'll be perfect. Can't wait to hear more details. I'll call you this week.ReplyDelete
Man, this made me smile SO BIG. :DReplyDelete
They are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to ya'll, Carey. I'm so happy for you.
Congratulations--such wonderful news!!ReplyDelete
Awe, they are so cute! Congrats!ReplyDelete
So, so sweet!! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Carey...I popped in today to SEE if all had gone well and IT DID! Oh, those photos!!!! What sweet, kissable cheeks and those brown eyes....swimmingly beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Congrats to you and your family!