Friday, December 03, 2010

A Milestone

We're not quite finished yet, but my sister has had a major breakthrough in her adoption process.

I feel like putting on a floaty dress and heels.*

And now, for your admiration, I'd like to introduce my beautiful niece and nephew:
Brother and sister, they have been in care at Addis Ababa for about 7 months. Gwen hopes to bring them home in the spring - once the rest of the paperwork is done. (It's agonising.)

My nephew is probably 8 or 9 years old (though his paperwork says 7), and my newest niece is 3.

For now my sister is referring to him (online) as Weundem, which is Amharic for "brother".

And this is "Ehet" (sister).
I'm so excited...want to charge over to Ethiopia and clasp them to my bosom!

*I don't remember it being this racist!


Rona said...

How very exciting for your sister and all of your family! Words are not enough right now to convey the excitement :) This is a yippee moment for sure! I will look forward to hearing more about them.

kate said...

Oh yes!!

Cynthia said...

How exciting! (And that movie is awful, from a parent's point of view, in so many ways. My kids like it, though; years from now they'll be saying, "I didn't remember it was ....")

Alibeee said...
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Alibeee said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Shannon, that's a wonderful (early) Christmas present! Here's hoping that the rest of the adoption goes smoothly, and that this time next year you'll have two more little ones to knit for.

Linda W said...

They are beautiful. How wonderful for them, you and your sister.

Teena in Toronto said...


Dave Hingsburger said...

What terrific, terrific, news. We look at those faces and just imagine the journey they will be on over the next few weeks, months and years. How exciting for all.