Monday, August 23, 2010

We're Officially a Family of 7!

"I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live." - Psalm 116:1-2

We are so overjoyed to announce that our sweet little daughter is now officially ours!!! After a much longer wait than we ever would have anticipated, we have an adoption decree!!! Praise God!!!

We received word from our attorney that we have all of her paperwork and that she expects to get her passport this week!!! (Please pray that that will happen...the passport office is often one place where families experience further delays!) Our attorney even said that if all goes well, we may travel mid-October!

Um, hello...remember my last post!?!? We were really struggling with the wait and were beginning to wonder if they'd even be home in 2010. And now maybe October!?!?

Now, to travel in October will still take an act of God in my opinion because the US Embassy has been taking much longer than that, but an act of God is exactly what we've been praying for so we know that all things are possible with Him!!

We also received some updates about how they're doing developmentally. This is the first information we've had of this kind, so it was so great to hear a little more about these little people we love so much. I think I've read the information about 563 times. : ) B is supporting his head, rolling, sitting, very alert, and vocal. L is supporting her head, sitting, alert, and smiley. We haven't seen pictures yet, but we should get some soon. We've been told they are absolutely beautiful! I'm sure they have grown so much since our last photos!

We are just so excited, so relieved, and so encouraged. We're one GIANT step closer to bringing them home! Praise God!!!


Shawny said...

Wow! Congrats! Such awesome news!

Kendra and Jason said...

Sooooo excited for your family, Missy!!! :) Don't you love it when God exceeds your expectations?? I'll keep praying for Him to protect and watch over Blake and Lauren and the entire process/team as they bring your kiddos home!! :)

Carrie said...

Missy this is amazing news!

Megan said...

Fantastic! Congrats- mom of 5 (holy cow!) You now have your very own basketball team.

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KRISTEN!!! said...

That just makes me feel warm and fuzzy! Congrats!