We are a family of 5, Jason (dad), Joely (mom), Jalen (youngest son), and Fetinet Nikao (oldest son) and Laila (american bulldog-boxer mix) and Charlie (yorkie-schnauzer mix). It has been a long and bumpy road but our journey towards our oldest son has been the most life-changing and eye opening experience and we are thankful that God has allowed us to be on the journey and has provided for all that we have needed. We brought Fetinet home from Ethiopia on July 1st, 2012. We are currently in the process of adopting from Ethiopia again and this time we will be bringing home a little sister (or sisters). Our boys are so excited and can't wait to both be big brothers.
I (Joely) and am married to my wonderful husband Jason who was also adopted and has 3 siblings, 2 of which were adopted, 1 internationally. We live in Oklahoma but neither of us are from here or have family here. I am from Illinois and Jason is from Arizona so we are now halfway between our families and although it is hard to be so far away, we are blessed to have such AMAZING friends who have become like family here and at this point is where we call home now and have been blessed to have family visit often and be able to go back to our "homes" every year.