Friday, October 16

Humanitarian Aid {Donations Welcome!}

When we travel to Ethiopia to pick up baby J. Gladney requires that we bring $200 worth of humanitarian aid items for orphans in Addis Ababa. We would like to bring more! ALOT MORE!

Here is the list of the immediate needs of the orphanages and foster care facilities that we will be visiting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:

1. Infant clothing (new); Boys and Girls; sizes 0-12 months.

2. Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers, Extra Large Case – Size 1, 2, or 3; $37.99 each (no tax or shipping on Use Referral Code: THCE5959 and get $2.00 off the order) Even though diapers are readily available in Addis, it is more expensive to purchase them there and they tend to leak.

3. Huggies Natural Care Wipes (Unscented); 576 count; $19.99 ***no tax or shipping on

4. Nestle Good Start Supreme DHA/ARA; powder; 25.7 oz. can; $27.99 per can ***no tax or shipping on

5. A + D Original Ointment, Diaper Rash and All-Purpose Skincare Formula; 1 lb.; $9.49 on

6. Purell Hand Sanitizer NXT Refill, 1000ml Item # 2156-08EA $10.95

7. Purell Hand Sanitizer NXT Dispenser, Item # 2120-06EA $9.99 ea.

8. Lubrisilk, 16 oz. Item # 00166PEA $8.50 ea.

9. Baby bottles; small and large size Gerber plastic bottles preferred (solid colored bottles that come in a multi-color pack of bottles). Replacement nipples for the bottles are also needed.

Thursday, October 15



Yep...that's right...WE ARE ON THE WAIT LIST!!!!!! (just got word about an hour or so ago....)

No more stalking the mailbox or the EMAIL shift over to stalking our cell phones!

Right now the wait for a referral is an average of four (4) months for a child ages 13 mo and older... So now....We are no longer waiting to wait. WE ARE OFFICALLY WAITING!


Monday, October 12

GOT IT! {CIS Approval!}

We have received our CIS approval (AKA I-171H) letter!!!!

Today we will get it off to Kate (KBS) via FedEx (OVERNIGHT!) with a prayer and a hope that we will hit the waitlist in a matter of days!

Halleluiah! We are one more step closer to having our sweet baby girl in our arms!