Thursday, February 16, 2012

Practicing Patience!

Unfortunately I still do not have any updates to share with all of you. We still haven't had any movement in the adoption. We did get an email earlier this week and were told that the paperwork on the two sets of twins is still coming together. We continue to wait patiently for this information. We were told that it usually takes about two weeks...and it has been just over four since our first getting information on the twins. It is tough at times, but overall we have been able to be patient through the process.

This week we have been getting all of the documentation together in order to get the kids' passports processed. We have taken their photos already and will be filling out the paperwork. I look forward to the day that we will be on our adventure to Haiti together. It will be amazing to have our whole family all together in one place!

The kids are excited about traveling together. I think that their biggest concern is eating rice and beans for the length of their stay. I kindly reminded them that it is way better than the worms and crickets that people eat in some cultures! I think they agreed that rice and beans would be preferred!

Craig is at an adoption support group tonight learning about a family that adopted three children from Haiti to add to their two biological children. We have heard them speak once before when we were in our adoption education process with LSS. It will be nice hearing more about the adjustment process and the blending of biological and adoptive children into one family. We have much to learn, and I am sure the process will be amazing.

We will be sure to update this blog as soon as we get more information. We hope to hear something soon, and I am sure that when we do we will be bursting with energy to share the news with all of you!

Blessing to all of you!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

No news is... good news?

Wish I had some fun, exciting news to share with all-ya'll, but I don't. I just wanted to tell you that as I know so many people are praying for us and curious what we've heard.

It was 2 weeks ago today that we were called with the news of 2 sets of twins and the question of whether we'd be interested in twins or not. We've had two conversations with Erin (our coordinator in Texas at our int'l agency), but the only news we've learned is that both sets of twins are healthy, but anemic. Not a huge concern.  The orphanage is working on their paperwork to get both sets officially available and then we'll get more info and possibly an official referral. One of the 4 kids (we don't know if it's one of the boys or girls) had an issue with their birth certificate so it might be taking a little longer for their Haiti paperwork because of that.  That's it; that's all we know. We just keep waiting on God's timing, which will be perfect!

On a different note:  if you have even the slightest inkling/tugging/questioning about adoption, then I'd encourage you to check out former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy's adoption video available for free download! (below) (also, anytime, please ask us ANY questions you might have about our process, we'd love to share and spread the word about adoption!)
Until we know more,

For anyone interested in watching something other than Madonna during the Superbowl half-time show on Sunday, there is a free downloadable 3 minute video about adoption awareness hosted by Tony Dungy. You can also download a free conversation guide for party hosts. Right on!

Super Bowl Winning Coach Tony Dungy Featured In Free Halftime Video Kit for Game Watching Parties -.
This year’s football fans gathering at various watch parties will have access to one Super Bowl coach’s personal thoughts during halftime. A free downloadable video kit is available to local game watching party organizers which features Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy and his wife Lauren.