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)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Where are we in the adoption process?

Hi Everyone, I felt it was very important to update you and let you know where we are in the process of bringing home these precious children. We have submitted all of our paperwork needed to their country. We had many forms besides our home study, medical exams, employment, criminal background checks with 3 sets of fingerprints, references, marriage/birth certificates and of course our I-800a (approval from our country that we are suitable parents to adopt). This collection of papers are called our dossier. Dossier is a collection of papers or file containing detailed information of a person, in our case our family.
Once we had each form notarized we went to our capitol city and had them apostilled. This was to certify to our children's country that our notarized papers were truly notarized by a person who had the right to do so. Anyways, as you can see it is a process and then once it arrives to their country it will be translated and again officially stamped, notarized in order that an official legal file is held to the proper officers of adoption requirements. They will then review it and let our attorney know if we are elligible to adopt from their country and if they allow us to persue adopting these particular children.
So what do we need now....PRAYERS and PRAYERS please Pray because that huge dossier has been officially handed and will be read this week. We are waiting for a verbal referral stating that they have reviewed and we have been officially matched with these children. If they review the file and we have missed anything it would cost more money and most of all delays. These children cannot wait they need your prayers. We need your prayers that the officers will review with a speedy quickness and understand the urgency that these children have in having a family. I have included a poll on the side this way as we feel down, we can look over and think of all of you who have prayed and are praying for us and these 4 precious babies who are true ORPHANS. These 4 Orphans had no one even thinking of them, now they should have thousands (all of you my dear readers and friends) praying for them all the way to freedom. May our Father Bless Each and everyone of You.


  1. Praying for you guys and your kids!!! Your family is just beautiful and your hearts are a picture of Christ's love for His children!!

  2. Praying for you and your kids, I hope everything will go well and you'll be together as soon as possible! :)

  3. Praying for your dossier process, and praying for Liliana, Will, Butler, and Pam as they wait for your loving arms.