February 02, 2009

He's ours!



Praise God!
We are the legal and forever parents of Liam Tsega Chan. We passed court!!
We are leaving on a jet plane...in a few weeks...to bring home our beautiful boy.

Isn't he perfect?
Isn't he tiny?
btw, pink and blue aren't gender colors in Ethiopia...they don't care what colors the babies wear.

We are SO HAPPY!!!
God has blessed us!!
We are passing out the cigars!!


Mark & Mel Harpold said...

Liam is GORGEOUS and he looks sooo tiny!!! Can't wait to see him in your arms!!!!

Mama Mel

Amber said...

congrats!!! he is such a handsome little guy! and love the name Liam, it is on our list too!

Piper said...

What a BEAUTIFUL son you have! I haven't stopped crying yet...I can only imagine the flood of emotion YOU are experiencing! :) Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of one of God's greatest miracles!! Love you guys!!

Jeff, Piper & Hadley

DorT said...

Praise god! Congratulations! He is Beautiful! What a lovely blessing!


Meagan Brown said...

YEAHH!!! Congratulations!

Reno said...

He is so handsome! Can't to meet you and him! And our boy!

Cagle Family said...

YAY! You dont know us but we know you through a friend and have been praying for you! God is so good!

Kimberly Baggett said...

he is just precious! so sweet!congratulations! your heart will never be the same! many blessings!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! CONRATS you guys...he is so cute and tiny! praying for quick and smooth travel :0)

Caleb, Becca and Sakari

kristin said...

Wow... he os adorable. Tiny and So darn cute. What a blessing. CONGRATS on your little boy!!

Heather said...

wahoo! Congrats, Chans!

Cindy Foote said...

Congratulations! Liam is just beautiful. He's so tiny. Can't wait for you to fly to ET and fatten him up! hee hee! Your heart must be doing flips today! Mine is for you!

Love you guys!
Be sure to let us know when you will fly back into Austin from ET. If we can, we'd love to be there to welcome you!


Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

He is sooooo cute!!! Don't worry! You get him home soon and you'll have him fattened up in no time! :)
Praising God with you,
Amy & Dietrich

Cici said...

I'm so thrilled for all three of you! I can't stop crying, knowing the joy you're going to experience having that sweet little boy in your life. Can't wait for Claire to have a playmate!
Love you, Cici

Julie Paulson said...

Oh my goodness - that is AWESOME news William and Shelly. He is beautiful with those big brown eyes! I can only imagine how overwhelmed with excitement and happiness you are right now! I am so happy for you and for Liam.

Matt Winston said...

Well, its about time... welcome to Parenthood guys!!!.. If you have any questions at ANY time please feel free to call us 24-7... fyi, our new home number is (832) 489-0087. And if for some reason I sound like Deji when I answer the phone.. its cause I have a cold!! ;)

Deji said...

It's a beautiful day!!! :-) Praise God!

Matt - just so you know, there's such a thing as call forwarding ... you might start getting international calls in the wee hours of the morning :-)

Lisa Embrey said...

I am sooooo overjoyed for all three of you! I have tears of joy (I like these kind). Can't wait to meet Liam! Praise God!!

Love you,

Becky Burk said...

YaHOOOO!!!! Another Texan joins the bunch!!! I really hope you guys fly out of Dallas b/c we'll try to meet you at the airport if that's okay. I am over the moon for you guys and little Liam. I love that name and the derivation from William.... really creative ;) Isn't it like the biggest relief! geez, I remember being like... it's over.. thank the Lord.

Brad and Tiffany said...

Congratulations to all of you - and praise God for the miracle and blessing of adoption! We are so happy to see his face and can't wait to see pictures of all of you together and to watch him grow up. Let us be the first to welcome him to Texas!

ethiHOPEia said...

Congratulations! It makes my heart glad to see people passing court!
Your little one is so precious!

Amanda said...

Excited for God's fulfilment in your family Shelley...He's really precious. Not long now and you will have him in your arms.

Kari:) said...

Chans....what a miracle day!! We are so happy for your family. Your son Liam is absolutely precious, but my favorite photo of him....he's wearing our Zoie's pink polka dot outfit. Ohhhhh my heart is melting!!
God is so good!!!
We love you!

Susan said...

Congratulations! He is so precious! Go get him!

Love you! Susan

Erin said...

William and Shelley,
I am sooo happy for you two!! Yay!!!

tokyo anne said...

high five's for god! get ready to not get any sleep! :v)

Clayton & Amber said...

Thank the Lord for He is good!! Your son is so beautiful!! Congratulations and let the fun begin!!

MOM said...

Shelley and William, you are going to have such a wonderful journey with little Liam. Thank God for answering our prayers. Bring him back quickly, can't wait to hold him (if you let me!)
Amaye (Grandma)

Christina said...

yipee!! so excited for you guys! liam is adorable. can't wait to meet him and see him in his forever family. let me know if you need any travel tips!

Matt said...

Woo Hoo!!! He's a super cutie. Is a hammer an appropriate baby gift? Praise God for Liam! -Matt Risinger

sageblu said...

Awesome nursery!!! Wanna adopt me???! LOL!
I am very happy for the 3 of you! Looking forward to 2010 CNY!!!