A video about our family

Friday, February 26, 2016

Meet Sarah!

Our application has been approved to move forward in adopting Sarah from Eastern Europe! We are so excited!

Sarah is 13 years old and her records indicate that she struggles academically. Other than that, she seems to be typical in every other way. Her interests include art.

She has blue eyes and brown hair. Anna is thrilled at the prospect of having a sister near her age.

It will take about a year to bring her home, if she is willing to be adopted. I hope to travel to Bulgaria before the summer is over.

Her face is covered up for her protection.

Friday, February 19, 2016

One thing at a time

My passport came in today! When we started the home studies, I realized that my passport expired two years ago. Oops. 



I took three of my kids in for TB tests and physicals today. We are getting our paperwork put together slowly, but surely. 



The other day, I heard Keith praying that our adoption would go well. Afterwards, I asked him if he was excited to adopt more brothers and sisters. He said, yeah! We NEED them! 

I hadn't ever thought of adoption in that way before. Keith certainly says some profound statements.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Why stop there?

The Lord's plans don't always match my plans, and since His plans are so much better than mine, I will divert from my plans to follow His. And so, after many prayers and fasting, we are planning to adopt up to four children from Eastern Europe. We are currently looking towards Ukraine and Bulgaria. 

In addition to adding more children and another country, we are upping the age limit from 0-6 to 0-14. Again, we felt strongly impressed to make this change. We are hopeful to find a sister for Anna who is closer to her age. As for the other children, I feel inspired that there will be a younger boy, but that is all I know for now. 

And now begins the insane amount of adoption paperwork. We have two home studies and two dossiers to complete. Thankfully, my case worker has me organized and I hope to stay on top of things. 

In addition to paperwork, I am actively working on fundraising ideas, as international adoption costs money. 

We are excited to get this process moving!