S: you are history in the making
FC: SOLOMON BORN 10/22/2009 | you are history in the making
1: October is a wonderful time of year in Ethiopia. The leaves start to turn beautiful colors But something even more special happened on October 22nd 2009. Solomon someone you know very well was born on this day. YOU! | 10/22/2009
2: Solomon you were born on October 22 2009 in Ethiopia Africa, in South Duramme and your ethnicity is Kembata. Your Ethiopian name is Dagim Solomon Dagim means may your father rise up in you and Solomon means Royalty in Ethiopia Such special and strong names just like you!
3: Everyone in the world starts by getting born YOU TOO! Before you were born you grew in a very special place, you grew inside Genett's (Ethiopian mommy) birth cannal. Genett help make you
4: Your Ehtiopian Birthmother gave your your looks. She has the same color hair, skin and eyes.
5: We don't know much about your birthday father only that he died of T.B. before you were born. We don't even have a photo of him for you. When people are poor in Ethiopia they do not have camara's to take pictures. Maybe one day (if you want to Solomon) we can go to Ethiopia and find your fathers relatives and asked them about your father since I am sure you have many question about him.
6: Progress | After you were born, your birth mother was happy to have given birth to such a lovely baby. But she was also sad and confused. Your Ethiopian mother Genett knew that she could not take care of any baby because after your Ethiopian birth daddy died she was not able to get baby food and medicine for you. After babies are born many babies either live with their birth parents or relatives, or go to an orphanage. There are many grown-ups reasons why children don't stay with their first parents, all the reasons why have to do with the first parents and not the children. Little babies can't do anything wrong. In your birth country its very hard to be a single mother. It can be very hard on a baby as they grow. Your birth mother was worried that this would cause big problems for you.
7: Ganett didn't even have money for medicine or baby food. Ethiopia is very different to America they do not have schools. Being poor in Ethiopia is different to been poor in America. | Your birth mother worked hard on an addoption plan where she knew you would be taken care of and get everything you need like medicine and baby food. I know she had great dreams for you.Your birthday mommy could not change that your father died of T.B. before your were born. But she could make sure that you grew up healthy and happy and this is why she made an adoption plan for you. And that is how you came to Hanna's Hope.
8: HANNA'S HOPE | That is your room that you shared with other children.
9: In the picture below you are been feed by your special nanny. She cared deeply for you and made sure you were feed and healthy untill we were able to come and get you.
10: While your were getting born in Ethiopia we were waiting for you in America. We went to All God's Children International and we filled out boxes and boxes of paperwork. Finally the Ethiopian adoption agency sent a picture of you. When we first saw your picture I though "He is beautiful". You had the most beautiful big eyes and the biggest smile ever. The papers said that your favourite thing was "getting to listen to clasical music and been hold. We could not wait to hold you.
11: Finally we got the call---it was time!!!!! We quickly packed our bags. On -----------we got on a plane headed to Ethiopia. After two days in the hotel and more paperwork everything was set. We went to your baby home Hannes Hope. We got to meet the staff memebers who had taken such good care of you. They went to get you and we recognized you emediately even before they told us it was you. | there you were eyes shining bright looking right at us. We reached out and held you, you were finally in our arms it felt so right. | I took pictures of everyone at Hanna's Hope that had taken such good care of you. We watched as your special mother feed you. She started to cry and gave you a big kiss. I huged her and said thank you, thank you, thank you. She said you were her favourite baby and she would miss you terrible but was happy you were going to such a good home.
12: That night was our 1st evening together at the hotel. Idid'nt want to put you down for 1 second. We played on the bed and you laughed at our funny faces. Your favourite thing was watching soccer with daddy. You absolutely loved soccer, I wonder if your Ethiopian mommy and daddy loved soccer the same as you did.
13: The next morning was hard, you did'nt seam to like anything we tried to feed you. I think we smelled spoke and made food compleatly diffeent from what your were used to. Soon it was time for us to get on the plane with the other families. We exchanged address so we can stay in contact.
14: We arrived in America on -------------------------This was going to be your new home. On-------------------------we visited Jundge----------.
15: The Judge's job is to make sure that children are safe and taken care of. The Judge believed that we loved you and take care of you forever. So he sined the paperwork and you were adopted. HIP HIP HOORAY Here is your adoption day picture.
16: Your American name is Solomon (that is your fathers last name which means royalty) Dagim is the name that your birthday mommy gave to you and it means may your father rise up in you. Which tells us that she truly loved and respected your birth daddy. | You have two sets of names, you have your Ethiopian name and you have a American name. When you were born your Ethiopian name was Dagim Solomon. We loved your name so much we decided to keep them in your American name. Your Ethiopian mommy and daddy gave you such beautiful strong names that we were so happy to keep them for you, so we named you Solomon Dagim Chad Magnuson
17: Solomon we have kept all the information that we could possible find out in a box or in the bank safe for you to go through one day when you are ready. I have also scanned the most importand information to the back of this book. I wanted to share with you as well that you have a lot of relatives in Ethiopia I have all there names in cluding the name of your older brother..........yes, Solomon you have an older brother and when you are ready we will together take the trip to Ethiopia to find them, because I am sure you have many questions. We do not know what happened to your older brother we believe he did not live with your mother Genett. We could not find out if he was also adopted or if stayed in the orphanage.
18: Mother | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother
19: Father | Grand Mother | Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother