The wheels have been set in motion for us to be the proud parents of a new little girl! We are adopting a three or four year old girl from our orphanage. This will be our fifth child and we are so very excited about welcoming a new daughter into our home. The process will take about three months. So the earliest we will have her is end of February. Of course I will be keeping you up to date on the process. We ask that if you are of the praying persuasion that you take this whole process before the Lord with us. At this stage we are seeking out a good lawyer and then we need to have good social workers, judges and clerks to handle our case. After our first audience with the judge and the intent to adopt has been approved I will be posting photos of our new daughter. There are three girls right now in the home that fit the age range we want. Pictured below is a collage of all the girls in the home.
I am so thankful to the Lord for the timing of this decision. Even before we were married DaRonn and I talked about the option of adoption. We decided a long time ago that we would adopt a little girl. Now seems like the right moment for our family. She will fill in the gap between Tyler and Gabrielle. So the ages of our kids will be: 10, 9, 7, 4, and 2. (Maybe she will be 3, we’ll see how things proceed.) Another great thing about the timing is that we have friends who live here who are missionaries who are also adopting a little Bolivian girl. So maneuvering through the system and the process with friends is nice.
I got to talk to my mom on the phone the other night and give her the news. My youngest brother is adopted so she has a soft spot in her heart for adopted children. Both my parents are excited that they are getting a new granddaughter.
Ahhhh, I am just so happy! I really feel pregnant; the expectation and anticipation is swirling in my heart and giving me butterflies. A friend told me my eyes were sparkling. I am even nesting trying to get the house ready for our new arrival. Rejoice with us! God is so good.