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#1 Baidarka

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

After more than 31 months of waiting, we received our adoption referral today.

I can't share much, but there is a 4 month old little girl in Ethiopia who will soon be joining our family.

Much to do...and two trips to Africa before we bring her home...but we have a name and a face and she is ours!

#2 williscat2000

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

congrats on the new family member!

#3 Jersey Thug

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

congratulations on the new addition, Baidarka! that is wonderful news for your family. what is her name?

#4 megmyster

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

That is awesome :-)

#5 wonka

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

congratulations!!!

#6 BHB

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

congrats.

wow... Ethopia to the US... cool!

#7 Spidergawd

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Whoa - cool stuff! Congrats!

#8 Royal

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Congratulations!

#9 Lemireacle

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

Awesome, congratulations Baidarka!! :cheers:

#10 Tim the Beek

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Congrats! :)

#11 August West

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

great news and congratulations to the whole new family

#12 Raynequeen

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

such great news!

#13 Joker

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Congrats :clapping:

#14 KrisNYG

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Congrats!!!!!!! :)

#15 jme

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

congrats!!! :beer:

#16 TheDHJ

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Aww Jay. Congrats man.

Ethiopian food is good you know...

#17 MeOmYo

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

Congrats!

#18 Feck

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Aww Jay. Congrats man.

Ethiopian food is good you know...


yep on both counts

#19 shadeelady

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

congrats!! :)

#20 Wende

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

Oh my goodness! That is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay for you!!!

#21 Terrapin Station

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:06 PM

Very cool of you and the family. :heart:


Get her out in the streams and woods asap for some fishing and hunting. :)

Well the hunting can wait, but she can do some fishin.

#22 Jwheelz

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

congrats!

#23 syd_25

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

Congrats!!!

#24 Baidarka

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

Thug, her name is Meseret. She is a beautiful little girl, but we cannot share any pictures right now...she is still in custody of the Ethiopian government and they do no allow images to be posted.



#25 Jersey Thug

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

totally understandable. there will be plenty of time for bragging rights and proud papa'ing once she's stateside. congratulations again!

#26 Ravn

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

congrats!!! send me an addy and I will send baby stuff!!!!!

#27 nancykind

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

congrats! :)

#28 tyedyedee

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:57 AM

so cool! :clapping: congrats!

#29 vinandtonic

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:58 AM

congrats!

#30 china cat

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

How wonderful!

#31 TEO

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

Congratulations! I was thinking of you and your adoption over the weekend. Tres Excite!

#32 tyedyedee

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:36 AM

cant wait to see pictures!
is her name pronounced so the last t is silent?
either pronunciation, its a beautiful name :smile:

#33 Karen

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

Hurrah! Much love to your and your family! Meseret is a lucky little girl :heart:

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#34 insolent cur

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:29 AM

congratulations!! :heart:

#35 Baidarka

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

We believe the "t" is hard. That is how our case manger pronounced it. It means "origin", "source" or "base" in Amharic.



#36 Mind Left Body

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

Congrats!!!

#37 Slabbidy Blodahead

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

Congrats!!

#38 Burning Heart

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Congratulations! :bouncey:

#39 tyedyedee

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

We believe the "t" is hard. That is how our case manger pronounced it. It means "origin", "source" or "base" in Amharic.


beautiful :heart:

#40 kramer

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

how exciting!!!!! :)

#41 Baidarka

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

Holy crap. It is slowly sinking in...that is MY baby in the pictures.

You know how some babies are ugly and you HAVE to say they are cute. Well ours is this beautiful little brown bean. I told one of my co-workers I have some anxiety. Ethiopian women are BEAUTIFUL. This kid will wear nothing but smocks until she is 25! I am going to have to get a collection of shotguns to display above our stove to ward off potential suitors.

I thought it would be tough raising a black male in America...

This may stress me more.

But bring it on!

#42 tyedyedee

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:43 AM

cant WAIT to see pics! :smile:

#43 Baidarka

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

Finally, a court date! We will meet Meseret on the 13th of April and accept her as ours on the 15th. We will then travel around Ethiopia for a few days before heading home...without her...to await or Embassy date when we will again return to Addis Ababa to bring our little girl home. Sorry is still can't share any pictures, but we received more last month and now that she is with our agency a bunch more in the past week. She is a little pudge, it looks like she has rubber bands around her wrists.

#44 TEO

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:46 PM

Whoo-Hoo!!!



#45 Lemireacle

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

:clap:

#46 nikkiblue

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

Finally, a court date! We will meet Meseret on the 13th of April and accept her as ours on the 15th. We will then travel around Ethiopia for a few days before heading home...without her...to await or Embassy date when we will again return to Addis Ababa to bring our little girl home. Sorry is still can't share any pictures, but we received more last month and now that she is with our agency a bunch more in the past week. She is a little pudge, it looks like she has rubber bands around her wrists.

 

That is totally awesome that you go through so much trouble to bring Meseret into yourfamily! YaY! 



#47 sarah b.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:49 AM

So, so, so awesome!!



#48 Wende

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:27 AM

so much awesome.  I love your description of her (not so) little writsts.  :lol: <3



#49 sums

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:10 AM

so cool :) :heart:



#50 pixiebug

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

Yay!  I am SOOO happy for you all! Congratulations!!