More Ethiopia Referrals!!!

A total of nine children were referred to families this this week!!
Praise God!!
This really is a huge victory, considering all the details that must come together for each child's adoption! We also received some additional good news: Ethiopia has changed the number of days an abandoned child has to remain in an orphanage before being eligible for adoption. The time frame has been reduced from 90 days to 60 days.

On another note, I bit the bullet.

As many of you know, I am NOT a scrap-booker. I am typically in a state of bewilderment whenever I'm around a group women who are scrap-booking...the paraphernalia is unimaginable...
But, tonight, I purchased my very first scrap-booking supplies.

Over the past several months I've read about the practice of preparing a Life Book (scrap book) for our children. We'll use them to preserve all sorts of things: paper-chasing, our life/anticipation during the wait, our travels to ET & China, the adoptions themselves, coming home, info about our children's birth countries...and on and on... And, I have a secret confession- I'm actually very excited about starting both books- who knew?? there's been a scraper in me all along :)


Preston and Courtney said...

Yeah!! Welcome to the scrap world! You will never be the same!!

Greg & Laura said...

I am not a scrap-booker either! You'll have to give me some tips, we'll be doing a Life Book for Anna too.

Awesome news about the referrals...we're praying that yours comes soon! Have a good weekend!

Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

It is so funny that you posted about this....I just ordered a book yesterday to "instruct" me on how to create a lifebook! I am not a scrapbooker either :)

Betsy said...

So does that mean you're coming to Camp Scrap this year?!?!

CousinKarat said...

oh man, you've turned to the other side

Anonymous said...

Hi Vince and Alisa,

I met you at the homecoming of Zoie a few months ago. We adopted the two deaf children from Ethiopia) We have an event this Saturday that I wanted to tell you about. If you will email me, I'll send you the details.


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