July 4, we celebrated one year since we met Beck and Deshi in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We had a great family vacation to celebrate. Here is a recent family photo.
Since then, we have been excited to see the other three couples in our community group start again. The Tucker's hope to bring a sweet nine year old girl home from Ethiopia in August. The Leventhal's hope to bring a big three year old boy home from China later this Fall. The Butler's are in the early stages of another Ethiopia adoption, this time a girl around three or four years old. So Natalie and I decided we needed to jump in on the fun! We are starting our journey into becoming foster parents. We hope to be fostering by the end of the year, and God willing, we would like to adopt from the foster children.
Here is a recent photo of our community group with all the kids. We have 14 right now across the four families. We hope there are 4-5 more kids in the photo this time next year.