Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Written Court Order Recieved!

We have received the written court order for guradianship of Vishakha.  The application for her passport to America has been submitted and we should have it in 2-4 weeks.  We are looking at leaving for India August 21st, taking custody on August 26th, and returning home on September 2nd (which just happens to be our 16th wedding anniversary). 

Now that everything is official, it is my pleasure to introduce you all to my daughter, Vishakha Faith...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Awesome News!!!!!!

Praise the LORD!! The courts in India have granted us Verbal Guardianship!!!

This is a HUGE milestone. What it means is that we are officially Vishakha's guardians.  It will take about 2 weeks to get the official written court order. At that time Vishakha will be told she has a family.  Then the orphanage will apply for Vishakha's passport to the USA, which will take another couple weeks. Then we go to INDIA!!! So I'd guess about 4-6 weeks and we'll have an official travel date.

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; Where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011


The posts from Holt's blog are often moving to me, but I am especially moved by the posts from the Waiting Child staff. Maybe because both of our girls were waiting children. Everytime I read about a featured child, I want so desperatly to find that child a home. How many times I have heard people say how wonderful they think adoption is, or how they'd "really like to do that "someday". I wonder if maybe you're reading this blog, and thinking that very thing. I think that is great. However, there are children around the world and right here in the USA waiting for "someday". I was moved today by the story of a 13 year old girl from China. If a family does not come forward to adopt her very soon, she may never have her "someday". She will age out of the adoption system at age 14. I hope you will take the time to read her story (click on the link below) and pass it along to any friends who have talked about adopting an older child "someday".

All She Hopes for is a Family

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Fun

Sorry I've been away for so long. Mostly, my boys have been hogging my computer all summer, and I haven't had much time to post. I kicked them outside for a while, so I could have a turn.

We've had quite the fun summer so far. We started it off with a trip to Phoenix, Arizona to visit Ken's sister, her husband, and my new baby niece.

Eliza is a Huge fan of baby cousin

All the kids together and smiling. It may never happen again.

Oh the baby love.

The Chocolate Factory - Yummmmy

Making Chocolate Pizzas

We've been swimming and slip-n-siding.

And celebrating Independence Day.