Follow Our Adoption Travels

Early Sunday morning, Mary Beth and I will be flying out to Ethiopia to go get our son, Josiah. This is the culmination of a lot of prayers, planning, worrying, paperwork, and waiting that we’ve been experiencing over the past year. We are overjoyed at the thought of getting to hold our boy within the week!

We wish that we could take all of our friends and family on this journey with us, but we realize that that’s not a possibility. We know that God is going to open our eyes to the poverty and need of Ethiopia while we’re there, and we want everyone that we know to share that experience with us.

Here are a few ways that you can share in our journey to bring home Josiah:

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Hopefully that will give everyone enough ways to share in this life changing experience with us while we’re there. We can’t wait for all of you to meet Josiah when we return home on the 31st. Please pray that our travel will go smoothly and safely. Thank you for all of your love and support throughout this entire process. Praise the Lord!


  1. We are so excited for you! God is answering our prayers, and we know it won’t be long until you hold your new son. May God continue to be with you as you travel, and through the whole process. Much love, Grandma Syble and Grandpa Fred

  2. You are in our prayers for a safe travel and a safe return!! Can not wait to see pictures of your little man! Love -The Halls

  3. We have some other friends that are leaving today from Houston to also fly to Dubai first then Ethiopia to adopt a daughter. Andy and Allison ( i won’t give last name for privacy issues) They are also a wonderful christian family that you might run into. Incase you want to get intouch with them to chat!!

  4. I have been following you guys for a while now through your site and I am so happy for you guys as a family to finally welcome Josiah! I will be praying for safe travels and can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  5. Best of luck guys. I wish you the best and look forward to seeing pictures of you guys as a family of 4. We will be praying for you. Try your best to charish every moment.

  6. God bless you as you travel,and I pray everything will go just perfect for you. I will be looking forward to seeing pictures on your blog. I am so anxious to be able to travel again and see and love on Jacob and Josiah. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy Rome. I am so thankful Josiah’s birth mother will get to meet the two of you
    I know she will feel better about giving up her sweet son when she sees the great parents he will have.


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