Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Let me introduce you to the 2 boys we are adopting.

Hi everyone, Ok so I have showed you the girls now let me introduce you to these two adorable orphans who do not know they have a family praying every day to bring them home. One day with a little more time, I will explain how it came about that we were to adopt 4. It is a truly amazing how it happened but until it is final we will not be able to say. This is for the safety and well being of the children waiting.

This is our adorable prince who we pray to bring home soon. He does not have down syndrome but he does have hydrocephalus and cerebral palsey. He is 4 and weighs 23 pounds. We do not know anything other then that but we do know he has not had any medical attention for his hydrocephalus.

Here is another adorable prince who for a very long time, caught our attention. There was something very special about this child that my husband and I could not explain. We waited and prayed for so long that a family would claim him as their child but no one ever did. This little boy was transferred to a different institution because he aged out of his baby house orphanage but from what we hear he is not progressing. He is 6 years old and scoots on his bottom unable to walk on his own. The pictures we see he seems to be holding on with one hand. He does have down syndrome and his seriousness reminds us of our Noah.

We received our I800a approval and our dossier is completed.

Hi Everyone, Thank you for praying for us. We received approval from our country to adopt from a Hague country and we have completed our dossier! On Tuesday it will travel to a friends house who will pack it away in her suitcase. This mom is adopting in the same country and she will hand it to our attorney. We will then wait for the date to travel. I can not tell you how confident I am that we were only able to complete this dossier because you were praying. As the last required document was obtained, I broke down and cried. Adoption is not new to us but these children are. I think that just like the birth of a child, each adoption is unique and special. We as a family pray and talk about the children. We grow to love them many months before we even physically meet them. Our children do not see my belly grow and don't get to feel the baby kicking but they look at their pictures and help us to prepare for their arrival. Come to our house and ask the kids who these children are....they will tell you that these are their brothers and sisters who are coming. Our kids will even tell you the names that they want. Our children are very much in tune with these children coming, getting the I-800a and dossier completed was a joyful day in our home. Thank you for praying, please continue.