Our adoption journey has begun.  Ryan and I have chosen a country and agency and our initial application was approved.  We have applied to adopt from Ethiopia and are so excited.  Our first packet of forms arrived in the mail yesterday and it's pretty lengthy.  It's fun to be able to talk about it with the kids.  We have started reading them books about Ethiopia and Africa and explaining the concept of adoption.  I haven't talked about any time frame because it could be anywhere from 12-24 months from now that we would get our referral and make our first of two trips.  I get teary eyed just thinking about the impact this will have in our lives… how much it will change us as a family.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for us.