We received THE CALL on Monday morning at 9:35am!
**NOTE: I'll be posting all weekend with details and stories.
It's impossible to share it all in 1 post!!

We are still in a bit of shock, but is simultaneously VERY real. We are beyond excited - words cannot express our joy, love, and hope!!!!!!!!! We received THE CALL 7 days after my 31st birthday. Today marks 10 months since our dossier was sent to Ethiopia. There are several other beautiful snapshots that affirm God's timing is never late and perfect. I've been weeping all week. It's been absolutely, profoundly life-changing!!!

Who are they!?!?! We have 2 beautiful and healthy little ones that we are praying will soon be Diaz's: a 6 month old baby girl and 2 year old boy. They are pure beauty and perfection! As you may know, we cannot post pictures [or email!] until we pass court in Ethiopia. It is unreal how much I already love them. In another post I'll share more about these beautiful kiddos...

We've waited to share with the world all week for a few reasons:
[I've almost exploded because of it!]

  1. MONDAY MORNING: Brian was in Indiana with his family when I got the phone call. I was at home. I'll post more on how this was actually an answer to prayer and wonderful day.
  2. TUESDAY MORNING: Brian flew home. We wanted to spend Tuesday letting this all sink in and celebrating together. It was the sweetest airport reunion ever!
  3. THURSDAY: We needed to talk with an international adoption medical specialist before we accepted the referral. We just spoke with him last night. They are doing VERY well medically.
  4. FRIDAY: We wanted to wait to GO PUBLIC until we had officially accepted the referral.

We are overjoyed. Please post comments on the blog [versus on Facebook, twitter or email]. I want to capture your responses to show our kiddos someday!! Nothin' but love!


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, sheโ€™s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.