Saturday, January 23, 2010

What a wonderful surprise!

The agency we are using for our Ethiopian adoption is Adoption Advocates International. They have a Yahoo group for only those families who are adopting or have adopted Ethiopian children from AAI. Recently, many families have travelled to pick up their children and have taken photos of other child/ren in the orphanage. Then they post all the photos to Snapfish so other families can check (obsessively) for new photos of their child/ren. Well, last night we received new photos and there was a post on Yahoo about a little girl in the orphanage. It happened to be our little girl. This family was on a return trip to Ethiopia. Here is a little bit from their blog

"I was asking John on the way home from the airport if Sue had any life changing moments from the trip. He said she had a great time, but asked what I meant by life changing. So I said, "For instance does she want to go back and volunteer now?"
Yes, she just may. But she would have adopted a child as well if she had the financial means to. One child in particular spotted her, held out her hands, and said "mama". Of course Sue was in tears, took the child and enjoyed holding her for a bit. When they were ready to leave the child followed her and didn't want Sue to go."

Isn't that sweet, and also sad that she didn't want her to leave. I just love that other people are able to give our little girl some love and attention until we get to bring her home. This young lady would like to keep in touch with us - I think that is so great!

Until next time...

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