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By November 15, 2010December 19th, 2022Adoption


Adoption Update

After 2 1/2 years, we finally have our referrals…yes, I said referrals. We only expected one, but God is placing us with 2 beautiful boys. Micah is just over 1 and Kai is only 1 month old. They aren’t blood brothers. We have a lot of information on Micah, who was left at the orphanage by his mother at 9 months. But we don’t have any information on the baby, he was abandoned at birth.

We will be traveling sometime in January to sign the court papers (we can then post photos), come home, then return to Ethiopia 3 weeks later to pick them up! I can’t wait! A bit nervous too…I don’t have anything ready, let alone have 2 of everything!

Thank you to all of you who have purchased my books and have made this dream possible! Without all of you, we wouldn’t be able to do this. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Myrna says:

    What a fantastic post! God’s plan is always so different from our own — congrats on your two boys!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Maria! I am so glad our little book club could support you in this wonderful endeavor. May God continue to bless you and your expanding family! – Erin Lisle

  • Anonymous says:

    i discovered your blog and have been checking in daily for just a few months now – i am totally obsessed!! but honestly, i didnt even know about your pursuit to adopt – that is so awesome – you obviously have two very lucky (and hopefully hungry) children coming into your life!! i will definitely be purchasing some of your cookbooks and hoping that the small contribution will continue to help you in your quest! best wishes!

  • The Babe says:

    That is wonderful–congratulations! I had no idea when I bought your books that it would supporting adoption, and now I’m EXTRA glad I did (oh, and for the books too, of course). 🙂

    The Bariatric Babe

  • Bobbi Kenow says:

    I have been anxiously awaiting this post! Congratulations! That is so wonderful. I can not wait to see photos of your precious sons 🙂

  • Trixie says:

    Awe, that is wonderful news..best of luck!

  • Amie says:

    How amazing!! Wonderful news!

  • Shari 3 boys says:

    That is great! God is good! We are an adoptive family also!
    Its amazing isnt it!
    Can I ask what agency you used?

  • Thanks so much everyone!!!

    We used a small agency called Adoption Avenues in Oregon.

  • Fugal Family says:

    wow, amazing! So excited for you!

  • Jennifer says:

    Maria, that is amazing! God is so good. I am very happy for you and your husband. You will both have a ready-made family all at once. I also have two sons – well, they are grown now. With such a small age difference, your sons should grow up being good friends. That’s always a bonus.

    You are very organized and I don’t doubt you’ll be a great mother. I adopted a doggie recently, and although it is not remotely the same, I love on him even more, because I know he was love-deprived. You’ll probably find that as well.

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations and blessings!!

  • grace2882 says:

    Congratulations. I am so very happy for you. What a blessing you are to them and they are to you. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!! Very exciting news!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to you and your hubby!! My heart is bursting with joy for you. I can’t wait to see photos!!

  • Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

  • april says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family!

  • Samantha says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

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