We are thrilled to finally share our joyous news: We have received—and accepted—a referral from our adoption agency for our beautiful baby girl! She is almost 7 months old, healthy, and unbelievably adorable! We'd love to post pictures, but because we haven’t gone through court yet to make it officially official, we can’t put her picture online in any way. I do carry her pictures around, though, so if I see you I am glad to show her off!
The baby was given a beautiful name by her birth mother (we can't share it on this blog yet - Ethiopian court rules), but her name very appropriately means "new blessing." We are keeping part of her Ethiopian name as her middle name. Her first name will be Evelyn, after Morris's beloved Aunt Evelyn.
We don’t know about travel yet, but we expect our first trip to be in December and our second trip (when we bring her home) to be in January.
We are all so excited to welcome Evie into our home and lives! Just a little longer, and we'll officially be a family of four!