Then, we hosted the Burgess side of the family on Saturday with my favorite Martha Stewart Turkey101 recipe. Slow-roasted and basted with butter and white wine - oh. my. yum. So rich, juicy and flavorful. My mom and sister rounded out the side dishes with some traditional favorites. We had the Ohio State v Michigan football game on while the turkey was roasting. Good times!
I am so thankful for our family!
On the adoption front, we are approaching the 9 month mark being DTE (that's dossier to Ethiopia). On the UNofficial list we are holding steady:
Boy 0-18 months: #62
Boy 19-47 months: #27
Child 4+ years: #13 (but #4 for a boy!)
We heard from families who recently traveled and confirmed from parents who have asked their family coordinators directly, that the agency's transition home is FULL of children awaiting completed paperwork so they can be cleared for adoption. Yippee!!! There weren't any referrals (that I know of) since the beginning of October up until yesterday - there were 2 children referred to their forever families. Will you join us in praying for the Ethiopian government to complete more of these clearances so some LONG-waiting families can get their referrals?
As you know, while we wait, we are fundraising so we can accept our referral when it comes and travel soon after. We've been so blessed by so many of you who have sponsored a piece of our adoption puzzle.
So far, we have gotten 109 pieces sponsored! WOW! and raised over $1000 toward our referral and travel costs. Thank you so much!!!
Here's our puzzle progression in pictures... Enjoy!
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If you'd like to sponsor a piece of our puzzle, go to AdoptTogether.org/talesoftherogi