We had two fun meetings with two families involved in Ethiopian adoption. The first was with a family that we had met in Ethiopia. They were the only other family at the guesthouse and, coincidentally, they live only about 10 miles away! We hadn't seen them here in the US, so we met in a park for a picnic dinner and it was great to see their daughter, Esther, who is a month younger than Avi, and their son, Tim, who is nearly 9 and was in Ethiopia with us too. They all looked great and we had a good time.
Then yesterday we met another family for another picnic. They will be adopting children of similar ages to ours and already have a 10-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl. We had a great time at the park, and made plenty of jokes about our new "online friends." I've met so many wonderful people this way! Their dossier should be in Ethiopia any day now and then the wait begins. May it be short!!!
Many families that have adopted or will be adopting from Ethiopia also got together for a Sunday afternoon picnic a few weeks ago. It was really fun to talk to all these people and see all these happy children running around.