..other than We Made it Through!!!
Our case to adopt Terefu, Freweyni, Alemayehu and Ashenafi successfully made it through court today in Addis Ababa, so we are way more than happy to announce that we are now the proud parents of 11!
It feels kind of surreal. I wasn't sure what would happen, and really thought that we might get bumped out of court for some reason (need more info, some signature not quite right, etc.) and then have to wait through the court closure until October to try again.
As it stands, Lisa and I will fly to Addis on about Sept. 29th, be at the embassy on Oct. 3rd, and fly home around Oct. 6th.
Also, earlier today in Addis, Freweyni and Alemayehu found out about all of this for the first time. Because we added them to our case at the last minute, and there was uncertainty about the court's result they haven't been told anything. God bless them and their emotions as they find this all out and begin to process it all.