Sunday, February 3, 2008

Our new son!

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!


Heather & Adam said...

OH, ERIN, Melkamu is cute!! Gimme a spoon!! Hehe...I can't wait to hear more good news with your travel date. Maybe you and VA can go together? I am so so happy for you guys. I can't wait to see your fam of 4!!
Love you!!

Catherine and Dustin said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! I am so happy for you guys and know this is a relief to be finally at this stage.

Here's to a speedy travel date!!!

nosmallfeat said...

SO happy for you guys.

Brooke said...

Yea! We are so happy for your growing family. We hope to welcome Melkamu in person very soon!!

The Adams

Stephanie said...

He's absolutely adorable!! That face! Will you take a look at the precious little mouth of his. Oh my! Mazel tov!

ps. I didn't know you were Jewish. What synagogue do you belong to? We're looking at joining Dor Tamid.

Handlyrics said...

He is adorable!!! Cant wait to meet him.

Renee said...

What a cutie- we are going to have a soccer team of little boys soon!

Anonymous said...

He is adorable. I hope you get to travel sooner than you think. I hope you can find a guest house for everyone. Sorry for such bummer news from your agency.