We started this blog in 2007 as a place to document our adoption journey and share it with family and friends. Who knew that our plans to adopt from Ethiopia would lead us to our son right here in the US — in a short 4 months?! It has been a whirlwind adventure, but as life evolved, we shifted platforms to share more intimate details with our close family and friends. Nonetheless, we choose to maintain the key components of this site so that others might benefit from our experiences. (And we’ve moved our now-sporadic blog to a page tab.) For (especially pre-) adoptive families, we encourage you to review our FAQs, Costs, and How to Help pages and share them with others. We hope that you enjoy it! Comments are warmly welcomed. -Dan and Shannon