A little Ethiopian Trip under the Tree

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For the past couple of years, our lives have been on hold… Waiting and waiting for our business to start and our adoption to pan out.

It was almost five years ago that we brought the girls home from Ethiopia. We told the girls that we would bring them back to see their family when they were eight years old. Back then, it seemed a lifetime away… But the girls turn either years old this summer, and by all appearances, our clinic should open in May.

So, with some deep reflection and absolute disregard for financial realities, Jason and I have decided that we are going to take the girls to Ethiopia this spring. We were hoping to double their trip with a court trip for the next little guy. But since we haven’t heard anything on that front, we’ve decided we’d better charge ahead. Once the clinic opens, it will be insanely hard to get away for a couple of weeks. So it makes sense, if not remotely financially, to do it now.

We’ve been hmmming and hawing about it with the girls, but their Christmas presents will seal the deal. I bought them tonight online… Their own luggage! Just what they wanted, to go to Ethiopia….

7 thoughts on “A little Ethiopian Trip under the Tree

  1. How exciting! Our family is also planning a trip to Ethiopia! We have been laying the foundation with the girls’ family and hope to go in late May or early June – 100% dependent on flight prices. Also wanted to tell you that we received our package in the mail and have been enjoying trying out our new products. Thanks!

  2. We are in Ethiopia as I type, having spent all of December here. We adopted our daughter in Dec 2007, and it’s been amazing bringing her back to her home country. She has fallen in love with the country, and had the opportunity to meet her birth father, uncle and one sibling. I had some reservations about the family meeting, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience for all involved. We have resolved to return every few years (though we probably won’t be able to afford for all five of us to return every time — or for as long). It will be an amazing experience for your girls!!

  3. We’re celebrating Christmas (well not really — we’re just hanging out at our guesthouse) in Ethiopia as I type! Bringing our daughter back to her home country (almost 6 years to the date when we first met her) has been a wonderful experience for all of us. She has fallen in love with Ethiopia. We also had the opportunity to meet birth family members, which I had some reservations about, but turned out to be simply lovely. We have resolved to return every few years (though we may not be able to afford for all five of us to come each time). I’m sure it will be a wonderful experience for your daughters… Cheers, Gloria

    • That’s amazing to hear, Gloria. Thanks so much for sharing!,

      I can’t wait to take the girls back… Good, bad and wonderful things will happen, I’m sure!

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