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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Referral Photos

Because S. was on the Waiting Child List at Children's House in Ethiopia, we were able to receive many months of older photos while we contemplated his referral. The first photos were taken at his admission to one of the area orphanages; the first photo is from October of 2010. His grandmother claims that he is 3 years old at admission.

S. was brought into an orphanage in October 2010

Poor little guy! He is very tiny and frightened.

How can this not pierce your heart?

S. doesn't like his photo being taken

Next photos from February of 2011

Still looking rather sad

Now, we're seeing a little bit of spunk!

March 2011(?)


What food, love, and prayer accomplish...

Still small, but smiley! April 2011

May 2011 (?)

The child can be serious....


S. with one of the CHI nannies (June 2011)
 July of 2011
August 2011

Such beautiful eyes!

September 2011

October 2011

A little mischief in the eyes...

Photo taken in December 2011. He looks a bit older than 4 years old. 

January 2012

My little man in traditional clothing

Doesn't look like a wallflower to me! 


  1. Awwww...what a cute little guy. Amazing to see his progress. Can't wait for you to get him home.

  2. I would love to connect with you. We are waiting on a court date to bring our little guy home through CHI. He's been at the Thomas Center for 18+ months, so I'm sure our boys know each other!