This morning as I pulled out of our apartment complex, my phone rang and I instantly recognized the area code. It was the long awaited call from our agency letting us know we finally have a COURT DATE! Jenny & I will appear before a judge in Addis Ababa, the capitol city of Ethiopia, on Monday, May 30th nearly two years after our decision to adopt.
Needless to say we are thrilled to finally have travel dates! For the next several weeks we'll be making a thousand arrangements and packing as many supplies as we can stuff into two 50lb bags. (More info later on what we will be collecting to take. We know the orphanages need wipes, formula, plastic mattress covers, and more. We are also taking soccer balls for older children!)
We have some more fundraising to do between now and then. Some good friends of ours are working on a benefit dinner and silent auction. Details of that will soon be available. Also, Jenny is continuing to sell custom cards on Etsy - great for birth announcements, party invites, address changes, etc. Jenny is also selling cookbooks and booking photo sessions. (Yeah, she's a pretty big deal!) Email her with any questions you might have on these fundraising ideas!!
Of course, once we pass court, we'll be able to share pictures of Selah Evette Dixon! Can't wait for that! Please keep our family in your prayers during this exciting and busy time!