There is an Ethiopian church in Denver that graciously offered to host Genna for ET adoptive families. When we received the invitation we knew we had to go!
It was good for so many reasons. We want to expose our family/daughter to Ethiopian culture. We want Hannah to see and know other Ethiopians. This was perfect timing because she likes to ask "will there be anyone who is brown and has curly hair like me?" when we go to new places. She has become interested in her skin color and notices that she has curly hair.
H says she is "brown" and calls myself and her dad "shiny."
Her brother says Hannah is "brown" and he is "gold."
Watching the coffee ceremony
Aside from seeing lots of beautiful Ethiopian children all gathered in one place we met other adoptive families, talked to some of the hosts, drank delicious coffee, and stuffed ourselves full of Ethiopian food. A good time was had by all and I already look forward to celebrating again next year!
At least one of my children likes coffee!
Jack, Sami (someone who knew hannah when she was in Ethiopia), and Hannah