Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great News, Great News, and more Great News!

Yesterday was a great day! First of all, I need to update you that Zoe was moved to an orphanage in Addis Ababa (the capital of Ethiopia) earlier in the week!  This is a good thing because she will be much closer to everything and not in as remote of a location.  The orphanage she was moved to is where she will stay until we go meet her.  After we pass court, she will be moved to our agency's transitional home in Addis where she will stay until we go for our second visit and bring her home...  Yesterday, our Ethiopian director (Woudneh) took Zoe to a doctor to be checked (this probably couldn't have happened if she hadn't been moved- praise the Lord!).  She hadn't been checked by a doctor since she was 1 1/2 months old.  We hope to have the official doctors report today, but everything looked great and Woudneh said she is so nice and sweet!  Hooray!  Just makes my heart so happy!  And the last piece of good news- we will be filed for a court date TODAY!  Our agency has said that we should expect to hear back with a court date within 2-3 weeks.  This will be the date that we will travel for the first time to meet our precious Zoe!  Thanks for all the prayers for our sweet Zoe and the process!  We are praying that everything moves smoothly from here on out, but we know that God may have other plans and we are trusting in HIS perfect plan.....


  1. Oh what wonderful news Ashley!!!! I am so happy for you and your family! And I LOVE her name!!! It's just perfect for her. :) Can't wait to hear all the updates!!!! She will be here before you know it!

  2. All great news - you are getting closer to bringing her home for sure!

    We also got submitted for court (yesterday) maybe we'll be in ET around the same time.