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How About I Tell You His Name? (adoption updates)

Some Adoption Updates

the Saskatoon-Regina drive is the most boring ever, there is one valley/hill the entire way and this is it

Last week Jared and I missed most of Raeca’s birthday to make a 6 hour round trip down to Regina to meet Robyn, the social worker from South Africa that matched us with our son. It was a real treat to meet her, especially knowing we will be going down there soon!

We were hoping to get a definite court date when we talked to Robyn but unfortunately that didn’t happen. However, she is still trying to get us a court date for mid-November, we should know after she gets back to South Africa in the middle of this month. If it all works out that means we will potentially be going down in just over a month!

Traditionally couples are in South Africa for about 5 weeks to complete the adoption, so if that is the case we would probably arrive home just a few days before Christmas. We’d be tired and jet lagged but what a great Christmas!

We aren’t able to share any photos of our son until we pass court but I can tell you his name!

Ephraim Isaiah Thato

Names are pretty important to us, I love looking for names with great meaning and are a bit unique for our area. The name Ephraim means fruitful which has such great spiritual meaning plus it’s been on our baby name list since before we knew that Raeca was a girl.

Even though we aren’t allowed to share his photo publicly yet if you see me in person I’ll happily show you his photo. 🙂

I’m curious, how important was/is/will be the meaning of a name when you did/will name your children?

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