January 29, 2009

Welcome to our Blog

We decided to start this blog so friends and family can follow our journey as we add to our family through an Ethiopian Adoption. I hope to keep it as exciting as possible although most of the adoption process is boring paperwork!

Why Ethiopia? We had a wonderful experience adopting from S. Korea. We loved our trip and we also love the culture and the people. However, rumors are that International adoptions from S. Korea are going to be suspended in 2010 as more Koreans are adopting domestically. Also, the wait lists are increasing. We had been researching our options and came across a video from our adoption agency, Holt, about an exciting new program they were offering. After watching this video and weighing our options we realized this was the best option for our family.

Check out this video


  1. Welcome to the blogging world, Lauren! It seems like we have fairly good odds of traveling together, given that our dossier dates are only 9 days apart. Your son is just adorable, and I love his name! (Our son's middle name is Aiden :) ). I'm looking forward to reading more!

  2. It's great that your blogging! Looking forward to sharing the journey with you via cyberspace :)

  3. Just found your blog through the Holt board. Welcome to the blogging world! I look forward to reading all about your journey.