Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holey smokes!!!!

More referrals are coming. I am amazed. This is what I received in my email today! We have to be getting closer....a few other adoption buddies told me today they think we will get the call in 2 weeks! I am thinking, maybe we will get the call in mid to late December. We need to finish the nursery....all we have is the furniture. We cant figure out the colors or what bedding. The House of Hope (where the babies stay in Ethiopia after leaving the orphanage and wait for their forever families to pick them up) has to be getting full. I hope there is some room left, so the referrals can keep coming!!

Here is a photo of the House of Hope. This is where we will go to pick up our baby girl.

Dear Families,

More referrals have come!! Last week it was boys and this week it's raining girl referrals. The Ethiopia team is thrilled to have received 5 new referrals on yesterday. Four girls and 1 boy. The girls are ages 2 months (2) and 3 ½ months (2). The little boy was placed on our waiting children's website today, so please keep your eyes on that site and pray that those children find their forever homes soon.

The children are from 3 different orphanages and the families waited just a little over 7 months. Congratulations to all of the families!!!!!

Sharon M. Turner

Monday, November 17, 2008


In my email today.........

Dear Families,
We received another referral in the Ethiopia program today; a little 2month old baby boy. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Sharon M. Turner
Ethiopia Program Director

Its great to hear the that Ethiopia program is going STRONG! So how about some girl referrals!?

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Things are moving along! Here is the activity that happened yesterday...

Dear Families,

It's still raining referrals in the Ethiopia program. Today we received4 more referrals. All boys, ages 19 months, 7 months and two boys who are were 2 months (unrelated). No siblings this time around. I suspect that there is a whole lot of praying going on out there. :-)Congratulations to all of the families and to the precious children who will find their forever homes.
Hold on to your hats. You could be next.

Many Blessigns,
Sharon M. Turner
Ethiopia Program Director

I left out that one family who has been waiting 11 months for siblings heard on Monday that they are getting twin boys! They are 2 months old right now! Yes...a Lot of boys lately! BUT..that doesn't mean we are staying at the same place in line. Many of the families who are waiting are open to either gender. So depending on how many families chose either, we could have easily moved up 2 or 3 spots. WE could be at 10 or 11!! Hopefully I can find out soon!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SIX months.......still waiting

We are about to hit the 6 month mark. Waiting is hard, I never thought it would be!!! I think its just the unknown. I hope we get a referral by Christmas! That would be the best present of all! As of yesterday, we were #14 in line waiting for an infant girl. By yesterday afternoon we dropped down to #13! Here is the email I received -

Dear Families,
The Ethiopia team is happy to announce another referral given out today. A 5 ½ month old baby girl. We've sent another family "over the moon" with joy. :-)

Sharon M. Turner
Ethiopia Program Director

So we are just doing the math at this point. Every time an infant girl referral comes through then we can subtract one from the list! Lets hope for some more this week!

Here are some photos of our little pumpkin.....

The boys, hanging out... (notice how Bosco always sits on the stairs!)