Our Story

Our Story
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~
Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the CALL to Give LOVE, MERCY, and PATIENCE.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

BOYS - Here We COME!!!

I awoke in the middle of the night checking my email - this has been the recent trend as we await news from the US embassy in Ethiopia!  They open around 11pm our time and work until about 8am our time.  So, literally we could receive an email from them at ALL hours of the night.  An email came in a little after 1am that said they were requesting a birth mom interview for Nahome's case (We were anticipating this).  I tried to go back to sleep hopeful that our adoption agency would get back to them quickly with a date that worked and we would FINALLY know when we will be able to go pick up our son(MOST families are cleared to travel and bring their children home the SAME day as the birth relative interviews).  I finally was able to fall back to sleep for a few hours.  When I awoke a little after 7 I saw I had a couple emails - one of which assigned us a Birth Relative Interview for AUGUST 1st!!!!  That is like NEXT week!!!

Our agency gave us the typical nothing is guaranteed spiel and that they officially recommend that we wait to travel until AFTER the birth relative interview....BUT....we are SO ready to see our boys so we are leaving on MONDAY!!!!  We will get into ET on Tuesday night, get to meet up with Nahome's mom and visit his orphanage on Wednesday, and then reunite with Nahome and B!!!  We will be in Ethiopia for 9 days and are hoping and praying everything falls into place - knowing and trusting that God is going before us paving the way for our family to be complete.

We are still waiting to hear when our court date might be for "B".  We are hoping and praying it will be scheduled for the time we are in ET.  If it is not, our agency is hopeful that the courts will allow us to at least appear before the courts and give our consent (this is a very good thing and will save us a trip to ET).

Please continue to pray for our family as we prepare to venture into new transitions and new family dynamics.  

Please pray for Nahome's mom as she has to travel, yet again, and give her consent, yet again, for Nahome's case.  

Please pray that our paperwork would arrive from USCIS by FRIDAY so we can send it off before we head out of the country! 

Please pray for our kiddos here at home while we are gone for a couple weeks visiting their brothers - that they would be safe and healthy and that Grandmas and Grandpas would stay sane!

That we are so close to bringing one son home

That we are blessed with 5 AMAZING kids

That God continues to provide in all aspects of our lives - emotionally, spiritually, financially, physically


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