Now that our sons are staying in the Addis care center rather than the care center in the eastern part of Ethiopia where they're from, we get to see tons more pictures of them. The reason is because families from our agency are constantly traveling through Addis for their court dates or to bring home their own children. Our agency has a Picasa website where we can share pictures of the kids at the care center with each other.
That is where this picture came from. This is the first time I have seen my son smile. In fact, Kevin & I had to stare at this picture for a long time before we could definitively say it is our Sami. We're still only about 95% sure that it's him, since we've never seen him make this face before.
So the status update is that the boys' paperwork has been officially submitted to the US embassy. They have now asked for some clarification on some of Sami's paperwork and for an interview with Micah's birth mom. It's not very clear how long this will take, but we're still hoping that we'll be able to travel before the end of the month. Either way, we know they are in good hands with the care center nannies and in even better hands with our God.