Our Ethiopian Adoption Journey

Friday, May 06, 2011

We're off to get our son!!!!

Can't believe this day has finally come, it seems very surreal.  We received confirmation from Canadian Immigration that Isaac's visa has been issued and is on the way to Ethiopia. It will arrive by Monday morning.  We are leaving tonight and arrive in Addis at 9pm tomorrow.  The flight is 20hrs including a 5hr layover in Frankfurt Germany.

We will need to transition Isaac a bit before we take him into our care.  The plan is to visit with him at the transition house on Sunday (Mother's day), so he gets use to us. That's going to be a day I'll never forget! I just can't wait to hold him again! We will go back again on Monday and depending how comfortable he is with us we will take him with us that day or next.  We miss him so much and it will be hard not to take him the very first day but the poor little guy has had so much change already in his very short life that we want to make this as easy for him as possible.

We will update the blog regularly while we are away so make sure you check in!


  1. Hooray! Hope your travels go smoothly, and that your boy does well with his transition (and you with yours).

  2. The Thompson FamilyMay 7, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    We're praying for all of you. Happy Mother's Day to ALL of you!!!! :)

  3. Oh so happy for you! Checking the clock you should be in Addis now and trying to settle down for the night. Easier said than done but there's not better reason to lose sleep than for your child!

    Blessings! Praying for all 3 of you.

  4. So happy for you guys. Praying for safe travel and transitions for Isaac