She is now legally Tigist Eric Elder (in Ethiopia the father's name is the middle name). We have known her as Nigisti (that is what she is called in the orphanage -possibly a nickname for Tigist but we are a little sketchy on that).
Here are some pictures from the first care package that we sent. (I could not post any pictures of her until she was declared legally ours, but we did receive several of them.)
The translator is reading the letter we wrote when we introduced ourselves - and she is wearing the tie-dye shirt we sent her.
Looking at the photo book we sent:
Blowing kisses to her new siblings:
It was a long process, but we are excited that we are now so close to bringing her home. It looks like we will travel the week of May 10. It is a little hard to grasp that we have a daughter halfway around the world that we have not even met! Thank you Lord for this new blessing.