From start to finish, the time it takes for two people to become parents is 280 days.
From start to finish, the time it takes for two elephants to become parents is 640 days.
From start to finish, the time it has taken for Kevin & me to become parents is 494 days.
We began this adoption journey on February 14, 2010 and it will come to an end on June 23, 2011.
Where did the date June 23 come from? Could there really be an end in sight?
Why yes! There is! June 23 is the day that we will bring our boys to the US Embassy in Ethiopia and jump the final hurdle to bring them home. After interviewing Micah's birth mom and reviewing some additional paperwork for Sami, Uncle Sam has deemed our little ones fit to become good ol' Americans.
Our plan is to fly out of Beijing on Monday, June 20th around 10:30 PM. We should arrive in Addis on Tuesday morning around 6 AM. We should be able to process both their American & Chinese visas in time to leave late Friday night (technically Saturday morning) around midnight.
Our main prayer request is concerning the volcano that recently erupted in Eritrea for the first time since 1861. Pray that the ash will not disrupt air traffic and keep us from getting to our little men.
Hopefully, that won't be a problem and at the end of it all I can say...
494 days later, these curls were mine...
494 days later, these smiles were mine...
It has been a long 494 days, with a little bit of heartache but a lot of joy along the way. Looking forward to the next 494 days and beyond with these buddies!