Oh my!!! We were given a wonderful gift today. Something that I have been praying for. I received a phone call from the adoption agency, and we were informed that the twins' monthly photos would be coming in our email. The blessing is that the orphanage hosted a birth parent meal and the twins' birth dad was able to attend. They were shown in their monthly photos sitting on their birth dad's lap!
I just know that this man and their mom loved them so much. They entered the orphanage almost exactly one year ago...and handed over their boys because they knew that with their birth mom being ill, they would be unable to provide for them. The fact that the birth dad involves himself in their lives at this point speaks to the love that he still carries for them.
In some respects, this makes me sad because I know that it must be terribly painful to know that their adoption is almost final and they will be leaving to be a part of our lives soon. But I hope and pray that he finds comfort that they will be well cared for and that hopefully, God-willing, in the future, we might be able to be a part of his life again.
I hope that you find these photos as meaningful as I have. All three of them are so handsome. This just gives us a glimpse of what the boys may look like as they mature!
We continue to pack and prepare our donations. We are counting down each day and at this point are at 12 more days until we travel to go to Mission Haiti and to see the boys. I just don't think that we could be more excited!
We received another confirmation today that we are now in the archives stage of the adoption process and first legalization is completely finished. We are pleased that the process continues to move on. We pray that this summer is when they will come home with us. It would make for a warm transition for them and would be wonderful to have it be so soon!
Please continue to pray for our team of missionaries as we meet this Saturday to discuss the trip and the preparations. Please pray that the boys continue to be healthy and that we would have a blessed visit with them! Praise God because He is SO GOOD!!!