We had our orientation call today from CWA. The orientation counselor was very helpful with answering our questions. We talked about common issues with international adoption and an overview of the adoption process. We also talked to our home study provider and will be attending a 2-day training session next week. This is a requirement before the home visits begin. We've completed our paperwork for the contract with CWA and will get that sent in and from there will start completing more paperwork!

I was reminded today of the bible story of Phillip ministering to the Ethiopian in the book of Acts. Check it out in Acts 8: 26-40. We've also started doing research on Ethiopia. There's a good website, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia that has some very interesting information about Ethiopia.

Today was the first day that I started to think about an actual child. I know that might sound strange but for the past 4 years we've been researching and praying and thinking about adoption and it's always been a "process". Talking with our orientation counselor today about the attachment of the child and having a good balance of the Ethiopian culture, etc it kind of hit me that a child is out there, maybe born already, maybe not. But God knows what child (or children) is supposed to be a part of our family and it's just real amazing to think about it.

Join us as we pray for this child (or children) that will, Lord willing, be a Quittem in 9-12 months! Have a good night!

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