We have been holding out on you.
On Patrick's birthday, December 3rd, we received a referral for a 12 1/2 month old little boy named Melkamu Delelegne. We accepted the referral later that week, but have held off on telling until our court date. On January 30th, we found out that we were through court and Melkamu is now officially and legally our son! We waited a few more days so that I could tell my parents and grandmother in person (they're here visiting now), and we had to call Jason's family before anyone else found out also. Here he is, the newest member of our family!
Isn't he beautiful? A month ago, he was about 30.5" and 18 lb 12 oz. We haven't gotten a more recent update but are hoping for one soon. At a year he was already putting together two words but hadn't started walking. We haven't gotten an update on his skills, so I don't know if he's walking yet.
Some of you have known for a while because Patrick spilled the beans in synagogue. Others are just now finding out. We're so excited to be able to share this news with you! We're waiting for his birth certificate to come through and then they will set up travel dates for us, and we cannot wait to bring our son home!