Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another Prayer Answered! Off to Ethiopia!

Another answer to prayer! The US Embassy has cleared all of our paperwork and given us the green light to come pick up our kids the week of March 14th. So myself (Stacey) and a friend (Karen) will fly out March 11th and are planning to return March 17th.

We've recently found out that our kids are only 9 days apart (Elias DOB 7/11/10 and Zoey DOB 7/20/10). We thought that was a fun fact being that their are very different in size.

We would love your prayers during this transition. Namely that our hearts would selflessly love our children at all hours of the day and night and that we would die to ourselves as we seek to serve and parent them well.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Call (Yet Again) for More Prayer

Well we have some good news. Our case was submitted to the US Embassy in Ethiopia today.

The potentially not so good news is that the Embassy has been declaring "investigations" on adoption cases. This means that they could require an interview with the birth mom or additional documentation. They could pass us immediately and then we would get to pick-up our kids soon after or they could require an investigation which would mean there would be indefinite delay (months? We just don't know). So, we really want to get our kids home and think that is what is best for them as well so we ask you to pray with us that the Embassy would pass us immediately.

Thank you so much!