We signed, notarized and mailed our referral acceptance today. Addisalem is going to be Isabella Addisalem. Isabella is a root of Elizabeth and means God's Oath; it fits pretty perfectly for the child that we have waited three years for. According to my sister, who has language experience, we think Addis is flower and salem is peace; either way, I think it's a darling Ethiopian name and am keeping it. So, like many of our other children, she has a long name but we are going to use the nick-name Bella.
(I also fixed my comment issues. I had changed Blogger to my new email address, but had the comments still coming into my old address. So, if you haven't been able to get comments through in a while, feel free to try again.)