Acte, Prayers and Milk.

We received our Acte of Adoption late last night, though it had been issued November 19th. I was really excited, but apparently we also need translations and a passport before we can file our i600...so we are now waiting for those. We are hoping to have all the documents in the next week so that we can take the next step. Please pray that these documents come quickly!We had a wonderful interview Monday night for a grant with Katelyn's Fund. Their board called us to do a phone interview and asked … [Read more...]

It’s Hard.

I feel like we're at a stand still. Baby Boy has been legally ours for a month, and we sitll don't have the documents in hand needed to take the next step. I think sometimes the frustration and heartache leave me torn between wanting to talk about adoption all the time, and not wanting to talk about it at all. It sort of makes me want to hole up until he's home -- only leaving the house for my Thursday morning coffee with other adoptive moms. It's just hard to be and feel normal because being … [Read more...]

Malaria Update.

Baby Boy is back at the orphanage after a very close call with malaria. Because of his small size and the severity of the malaria, they had to treat it using what I consider to be extreme measures that I won't detail here, or he would have died. We are told that mosquitos are as bad as they've ever been in DRC right now. They are in their rainy season, there is lots of standing water, and the hospitals have lines out the door of people bringing in malaria-ridden babies--many of whom haven't … [Read more...]

Malaria Part 2.

Baby Boy is in the emergency room with malaria again. Please keep him in your prayers … [Read more...]

Gratitude.

Our week as the Give1Save family has officially ended. And what a week it has been. It started off with our adoption being completed in DRC (we are waiting on some documents from the courts so we can file i600), and ended yesterday on the day that Baby Boy turns five months old/Orphan Sunday. Every time we opened our e-mail and saw the donations coming through we felt overwhelmed with gratitude. We watched as contributions came in from complete strangers, close friends in the middle of … [Read more...]

Orphan Sunday.

ou are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed." -Psalm 10:14, 17-18 Today is Orphan Sunday. In the month of November, National Adoption/Orphan Awareness Month, Christian churches often use the first Sunday of the month to reflect on God's call to defend the fatherless. Hundreds of events throughout the country are held with the goal of … [Read more...]

What My Son Has Taught Me.

I look forward to Thursday mornings, and lately I LIVE for Thursday mornings. That is because I get to have coffee with a bunch of other adoptive moms while our kids play together. It is such a blessing to have these moms -- all in different stages of the adoption process -- to chat with. The perspective of the moms who have had children home for awhile has been invaluable, and our leader is incredibly trained and experienced and provides so much help and encouragement. This morning's … [Read more...]