Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Countdown is On.........

Yes, my friends, I will be traveling to Ethiopia in less than two weeks to pick up my beautiful little angel, Kozette. I depart from DC on the 7th, arrive in Ethiopia on the 8th and will be back in Philly on the 16th. We will make it back to Philly just in time to celebrate Tsebay's first birthday on the 21st. If all goes well we plan to head back to Maui on the 23rd. Here is a preview of the lovely lady herself compliments of Lindsey who is in Ethiopia right now picking up her darling son, Ian. Thank you so much Lindsey. What an awesome Christmas surprise.

Don't you just love the pouty look?

Monday, December 24, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What a Day!!!

Well it looks like the Gladney staff has been working overtime. The following families received referrals today: The Breedloves, Fairy Good Baby and The Rooneys. While The Brophy Family and The Clevingers are in Ethiopia being united with their new additions. And last but not least I received a surprise phone call from Mary that Kozette is officially my little angel. Yes, it's true, Belay worked his magic and was able to get into court today and take care of everything that needed to happen. Kozette is my daughter and Tsebay's Quinn sister. We are thrilled. Thank you Gladney for all your hard work. Sweet dreams and happy holidays!!

Friday, December 14, 2007


It looks like we will be on pins and needles for another week or two. There was another problem with the court proceedings. Belay is working on getting it all sorted out so that Kozette will officially be a Quinn Girl. Gladney feels confident I will be able to keep my travel dates of Jan. 8th through the 15th so I just confirmed our tickets for these dates. Of course there is the risk that I will have to change these and pay the fee but otherwise I would lose the seats. Tsebay and I will leave for the east coast on Sunday as planned and pray for the best. We will really be celebrating when this adoption is official. Thank you all for your love and support. Let's hope the third time is the charm.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

the wait continues.............

Unfortunately there were some paperwork issues and the court proceedings did not go as planned. A new court date has been set, December 14th and the tentative travel dates are January 8th-14th. I am extremely disappointed but knew this was a strong possibility from everything I have been reading on the blogs and message boards so I was prepared. I have been assured that everything is prepared properly. There seems to be some problems with new MOWA (Ministry of Orpahns and Woman's Affairs, I think)workers.

The weather here on Maui is terrible so if you try to call and don't get through we're fine but the phone reception and electricity is off and on. Schools are even closed. The weather matches my mood.

Now I must go and rearrange my travel plans. Thank you all for your continued love and support. Please keep Tsebay and Kozette's birth mom in your prayers as I'm sure this is a very difficult time for her. She is a very strong woman who really wants her girls to be together. As always please pray for my little Kozette. Please pray that she is safe, happy and healthy during this wait.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Happy December!!

Tsebay and I are anxiously awaiting Kozette's arrival. We look at her picture all of the time and give her kisses. When I ask Tsebay, "Where's Kozette?". She looks at the fridge because this is where her picture is hanging. She also attempts to say her name and most times comes our with a Zeet. Thanks to Uncle Lon, Kozette's bed is ready for her. The girls and I will be sharing a room. It's quite cozy.

This Thursday is the big court date and I am trying not to get too anxious. I think I need to take this week off the blogs and yahoo groups. Too much information is dangerous sometimes, especially when some of it is misinformation.

Hopefully I will be posting later this week that this little cutie is officially my little girl. Do we belong together or what?