Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Meet Our Kids!

It's official! The court proceedings in Ethiopia went as planned. We're officially parents - again.

Meet Netsanet (pronounced Net-sonnet, age 5) and Mekdelawit (pronounced Meck-della-wit, age 3), the cutest girls anyone could ask for. We're keeping their given names. For all practical purposes, though, they'll be known as Neti (Netty) and Meke (Mee-Kee). We've got very little information about their history. We know that both parents "died of sickness". Perhaps AIDS? We don't know. However, Neti and Meke both tested negative for HIV. They've been in the orphanage since April.

We're scheduled to travel to Ethiopia on July 6-14.

13 Comments:

At 3:00 PM , Blogger Marvin and Marissa Voke said...

Congratulations! They are absolutely adorable! What a precious blessing for you!

I have been following your blog for about a month or so...I should have posted something sooner :)

We are adopting two children from Ethiopia, too. Our dossier has been in Ethiopia for about two weeks so we are VERY anxiously waiting for our referral. Feel free to check out our blog, too :)
www.m7voke.blogspot.com

Again, congratulations. I always look forward to reading your blog!
Marissa Voke

 
At 3:55 PM , Blogger Apryl said...

Congrats Waals! We are so excited to hear this and see you have your dates determined. The girls are just gorgeous, can't wait to meet them (our kids eagerly await more playmates!).

Apryl and Seth

 
At 8:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! They are indeed beautiful!

Jeff and Holly Johnson

 
At 9:19 PM , Blogger Tami said...

I've been following your blog for awhile and wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! They are absolutely beautiful!

 
At 9:37 PM , Blogger Chuck and Jenny said...

They are very sweet! Congratulations on 2 more girls! Now if only July would get here!

 
At 10:09 AM , Anonymous Jill A. said...

Congratulations!!!! I've been reading your blog for a while and I'm thrilled that everything is going well. Your girls are so beautiful! Look at those bright eyes! I'm so happy for you all. :)
-Jill A.

 
At 10:39 AM , Blogger Carpenters said...

They are so precious! Congratulations Mom, Dad and Big Sisters!
-Penelope

 
At 10:17 PM , Blogger Stacie said...

Congratulations!! They are beautiful! :) May July come quickly for you!
Stacie

 
At 12:02 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

Finally...the day came where we can all get to know them a bit more! :-) Congratulations! I was so happy to hear all went well when I spoke to Rhonda this morning. I'm really excited for you all & looking forward to meeting the new Waal girls!

 
At 5:53 AM , Blogger Dave said...

Haven't checked the site for a few days and what a great way to come back--they are VERY BEAUTIFUL and I know they'll bless you as much as you all will bless them. Can't wait to show them our corn fields!

 
At 2:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR TAKING PARENTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL!! I DON'T KNOW YOU, BUT I LOVE YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND WILL PRAY THAT THE LORD BLESSES YOU A BILLION TIMES OVER!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 8:14 PM , Blogger Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Terrific! What a blessing all around, for them to come home to you.

We adopted siblings for pretty much the same reason you cited plus I just didn't want to mess with the adoption mafia any longer. We are so blessed with all of our children, including our two youngest, from Ethiopia.

 
At 3:11 PM , Blogger Tricia said...

Wish we could be there to meet them. So happy for you and for them to have such a wonderful family.

 

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