HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YODIT!

Today we are so excited to be with our daughter celebrating her second birthday.  This day represents much sadness and joy for our sweet, Yodit.  Sadness in that today is the day that her biological mother, for reasons unknown, abandoned her on the streets of Ethiopia.  Joy because God didn’t let her story end there. …

6.11.15 First week as a family of four

We just completed our first week as a family of four! This might be a little late, but as stated above, we are now a family of four and time management has not been perfected yet. It has been an amazing, crazy two weeks being here adapting to Ethiopia and having two toddlers running around.…

5.29.15 “BELIEVE”

BELIEVE. This word has sat on my heart and mind for many months now. It has carried a lot of weight while we sought The Lord these 4.5 years. I started this year at the IF Womens Conference in Maryland and the key verse for the weekend was “Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of…

Ethiopia Adoption Court Date!

We have been waiting 5 years for this day to come. We are overjoyed to tell you that we received our Ethiopia Adoption court date for June 2nd! We are flying out on May 29th and will be staying in Ethiopia as a family 3-5 weeks after court as we wait for the approved visa. We…

Ethiopia Adoption Update: Staying in the fight

Unfortunately, today we received more bad news from Ethiopia. The judge did open our letter, but our letter was NEGATIVE. In fact, ALL letters for all adopting families were negative. This is due to a recent change in the way they process adoptions and our agency is petitioning their decision because under U.S. Law and…

Ethiopia Adoption: Still waiting for letter…

We received word this afternoon that the director DID return to her office (answer to prayer), however, our letter was not written today. They are hopeful now for Monday. After this letter, we can then be issued a court date a few days after that! We are again dissapointed with the failure to honor official…

Ethiopia Adoption Prayer Request

We’ve been told “prepare to travel” since April as we have only needed a final clearance letter written & signed so we could be issued a court date. Next week, we will be missing our daughter’s 1st birthday because of an unjust system. Approximately 90 days ago, we were finally issued a date that this…