Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hi everyone,

not too much to report, just still waiting for Zadie.

We learned today that avg wait for placement has broken through the 8 month mark, we're now at 7.5 months avg wait. We're 5 months on the waiting list as of today, so we are closer and getting closer each day. Since receiving approval and getting on the wait list, we've remained patient and we've taken our time with the Gladney training and also reading/educating ourselves more on Ethiopian culture, adoptions and the challenges our little girl will face. This has helped immensely with the 'waiting', in fact, 5 months hasn't been that bad for us. I feel that once we have placement though, that's when the waiting will really be difficult!

We're still preparing for little Zadie though. We started a registry and we're still working on her room. Once we have it baby Zadie ready, we'll post pictures.

With any luck, we'll have some good news sooner rather than later!




  1. Hi Leanne and Charlie,
    My husband and I are also adopting from Ethiopia through Gladney. As of today, we have been waitlisted for 3.5 months. We are waiting for a little girl under 18 months. I just wanted to pop in and say "Hello!". Wishing you all the best!


  2. We're getting SO close!!! We're at 6.5 months now! You're JUST before us! Are you on FB or can you email me when you get yoru referral???
    Janet janetbelleme@yahoo.com