Thursday, July 28, 2011


We are THRILLED to announce that we have accepted a referral for a sibling set of  . . . . .


You read that right.  And yes, we are thrilled.  Did I mention that already?

We are scrambling about updating our homestudy (as luck would have it, all of the documents from our first homestudy are soon to expire), updating our I-171 and fingerprints and praying for a speedy court date.  Ethiopian courts close soon for their rainy season, so the best we can hope for is probably sometime in late September or early October.  If that is the case, then hopefully an embassy date will come a few weeks after that and we will have these kiddos home by Thanksgiving or Christmas at the latest.

We would really appreciate your prayers for smooth paperwork updates, an efficient court process in Ethiopia and especially for the hearts of these little ones.  While gaining a forever home is such a good thing for them, still there will be grief. 

Hope you're all surviving the heat.  I NEVER thought I'd wish for winter!!!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS! I was wondering who had snagged them up!

    Carmen D.

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  3. We are so happy for you! What wonderful surprises God sometimes has! Can't wait to meet them. I hope to see you in person soon so I can see pictures :) Congratulations! YIPPEEE!!! OK, I'll stop b/c I'm crying just thinking about it!

    Wiggins family

  4. Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I am so incredibly happy for you! with love, Karen Wistrom

  5. WOW!!! Congratulations--I let out a yelp when I read that--FOUR more children--I'm so excited for your family!

  6. What can I say but WONDERFUL! For both your family and this sibling set that will be welcomed home into such loving arms! Congratulations! We continue to pray for the process to go smoothly and for all of you to be together soon! What a wonderful holiday season you will have :)