Thursday, February 10, 2011

Welcome to our family, Sophia Etalemaw Hellman!

Sophia Etalemaw Hellman has been officially adopted by Timothy and Cynthia and here she is!

If you have a heart for adoption...

...and you would like to help...

...Timothy and Cynthia with their adoption expenses...

...please visit my Adopt Art page for more information...

...and then take a tour in the Adopt Art Gallery  and have some fun!

Now that Sopia Etalemaw has been adopted, her growing mountain of paperwork is being submitted to the American Embassy in Ethiopia.  The latest update from Cynthia is ~

Our paperwork is in the process of being submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia. Our agency has suggested Embassy will clear us for travel around mid-late March! Nothing is too big for our God!!

Thank you all for your prayers, kind words and support that you have given all of us along this journey!


  1. Congratulations! Sophia is adorable! I'm so happy for her and your family!

  2. Kathy she is beautiful, she has the most beautiful big eyes. I am so happy for her and all of you and it is good to finally see her precious face.

  3. What beautiful pictures of such a precious girl! And she will grow up in a real family, knowing that Jesus loves her so much! Praise Him!

  4. Congratulations Kathy & Family, she is beautiful. I can't wait to see her adventures growing up in your family. I am so happy for you all!

  5. BackyardNaturePhotosFebruary 11, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    What a journey!!!

  6. What a sweetie! I am very happy for you and your family.

  7. Oh she is just beautiful!!!! Congratulations to your family!! I know she will be the sweetest blessing to ya'll..... and ya'll to her!!!

  8. Congratulations! What a beautiful little one! :) Praying that they will be home with her soon. How exciting!

  9. What a beautiful girl! You are truly blessed as is she!

  10. What big beautiful eyes she has. A doll!

  11. She's gorgeous, what a blessing she is!

  12. Congratulations Kathy, and congratulations to the new beaming parents. What a beautiful and blessed little girl she is!!!

  13. Such a beautiful little one! So very happy about your news, all the best to your growing family! :D

  14. A perfectly adorable little girl! Congratulations to you and yours!

  15. What a sweetie, so precious! Blessings!

  16. How very wonderful for you and your family!! Congratulations on your beautiful new addition, I look forward to hearing more of the journey. What a blessing, indeed.

  17. Thank you, Beaded! We are so happy!

    Marlene - her eyes were the first thing that I noticed, too! Thank you =) I am really happy to be able to finally share pictures!

    Amen, v + s - There are so many more who need those homes!

    Thanks, Splendid! Timothy and Cynthia were able to spend enough time with here to get a glimpse of her wonderful personality, too

    Thanks, Pam! Me, too! hehe - I usually start the toddlers out feeding the chickens ;-)

    Totally, Backyard! And the fun has just begun!

    Thank you, Judy! I am totally doing the *happy Grammy dance*!

    Thank you, circle! We have been richly blessed already!

    Thank you, ZudaGay!!! Thanks for all the prayers =) Hopefully she will be home in March!

    Hi, June =) Thank you! We have been really blessed by the adoption experience! Looking forward to the hugs, now ;-)

    Thanks, Sue! No kidding! and her eyelashes are so long that they get tangled up in her eyebrows!

    Thank you, johnniebelinda - She is such a sweet blessing!

    Thanks, Brenda! I have had a lot of joy watching my daughter and son-in-law enjoy her!

    Thank you, Lee! I have a feeling that this little family is going to continue to grow, too!

    Thanks, Tricia! She IS a sweetie!

    Thank you, Sherri! I think so ;-) And a Grammy couldn't be wrong about that!

    Thank you joeyandaleethea! I am looking forward to sharing more of this journey - especially now that I can show pictures of her! LOL!

  18. Oh, isn't she BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations and joy to all of you!

  19. Congratulations! I am so happy for you all, she is a darling little child, and I know she will be so loved.

  20. Thank you, Anitra!!!

    Thank you, pink =) She has stolen our hearts already!

  21. Congratulations, kathy. SHe is adorable. What a set of eyes. I am so happy for your family. I never realized paperwork took so long.

  22. Thanks, Carole! Mounds and mounds of paperwork, too! LOL! So glad that she will soon be home!

  23. Congratulations on your adoption. Sophia is beautiful. My husband and I had seriously considered adoption for many years, and were thinking about adopting from Ethiopia. But the expenses were too much. I learned to be content with my four wonderful step-children and the many blessings they bring to my life.

    Grace and peace to you.


  24. Cheryl - it does cost a lot to adopt. Timothy and Cynthia have done some creative fundraisers to help with their expenses. Delighted that the Lord brought you four wonderful children to bless you life! Blessings, k

  25. Kathleen--I am so happy for you and your family--she is gorgeous! Grand kids are wonderful!!!

  26. Indeed they are, Linda! We are all pretty excited!


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