Thursday, February 25, 2016


We would love to bring Andrew, Kiera, Melinda and Toby home. We still question whether they are just 'throwing us a bone' because we expressed interest first or if we have a genuine shot at being selected as their new family. And we may have a paperwork/timing issue for our state foster/adoption classes.

But there is another sibling group, in Colombia, where we think we may have a better chance at being selected.

Compositionally, the sibling groups are very similar. One is 5-10, the other 6-11. Both are 2 girls, 2 boys. Both have been in care for a long time, 5-6 years, since the youngest sibling was a baby.

Colombia is obviously more expensive. It is a process that will take a lot of paperwork and 5-9 months to get them home.

Domestic can be messy, too, though. It involves independent state governments to work together and give permission to move the children from one state to another. It is less expensive, but realistically, we would still be potentially 6 months out to bring them home - then another 6 months of mandatory public school.

Prayer would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, February 20, 2016


We were able to get our paperwork completed as much as we can. Not we wait and see what they say about it.

It made for a very long week of appointments, but we are hopeful having an ND for our primary care Dr will be helpful long term!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Answered prayer

It looks like (prematurely), that we have found someone to get our medicals done, and in the time frame we need!

Praise be to God!

Please keep praying.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Immediate prayer requests

1. Paperwork. We need to find a way to get medicals done for everyone in the household!

2. Classes. Pray that they will take our new/updated class that we couldn't get into until next month.

3. Favor. Please pray for favor for us with the powers that be to choose our family for these children.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


We got news this week that we will be part of a best interest staffing (meeting where the powers that be choose the adoptive family) for a set of 4 siblings.

This is Kiera, Toby, Melinda and Andrew.

We pray for favor for our family to be selected to be their adoptive family and for a smooth transition.

Above all, we want God's will, though.