Introducing Our Ethiopian Princess!
Isn't she the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? We found out at about 7:00 this morning that we finally passed court! So she is officially ours according to the country of Ethiopia. Now just to get her home! Here are some wonderful things you should know about our daughter (I can allow myself to say that now).
Her name is Yemiserach (Yemi) Ruth Weatherford. We are going to keep her first name as her Ethiopian name since she's already 2 1/2 years old. She is living in our adoption agency's transition home where she appears to be very well taken care of and loved. She likes to sing her ABC's and "spiritual songs," as they put it. She can climb on climbers and the nannies say she is funny. She is a good eater and she likes bananas and oranges (John and I haven't eaten an orange in years, so someone will have to show me how to pick out a good one), injera (Ethiopia's version of bread) and macaroni.
I know many of you are wondering what's next. They are going to get her visa together, which takes 3 weeks. Once that has been finalized, then we should know our travel dates. They told us it could be anywhere between 6-12 weeks from now. We have a lot to do in that time, but we are obviously so excited! I know with all my heart that everything has worked out with the most perfect timing for a purpose. She is going to fit into our family just the way she is supposed to. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. Continue to pray for her health and safety. Pray that we would be able to prepare for her well and that we will be able to bond with her right away.
I'm so glad to be able to share her picture with all of you now. I think she's gorgeous! I can't wait until you can see her in real life!