May 26, 2012

I-800 approved!!

We are so excited...we have our I-800 approval and have completed all our second stage paperwork and updated medicals!!  Now to get those apostilles and it will be off to Bulgaria......and then we wait.  You would think that we would be used to this waiting but it just doesn't get any easier.  We are praying that things move quickly and we can get back to pick up our babies before summer's end. 

We have also been blessed with more donations from our church family.  We are now half way to being fully funded for our second trip.  We truly believe that when you honor God, He will honor you.  It is our mission to honor him in all we do.  We feel so blessed to be given this wonderful opportunity....we get to be Avery and Caden's mommy and daddy....what a special blessing!!

Please continue to pray that our fundraising will be successful and that our process will move quickly.  Our sweet little girl desperately needs surgery for her cleft palate.  We are also concerned about the hip dislocation and each passing day is one more day with no medical care for these issues.  We know that God is watching over our sweet babies and that His timing is perfect. 

Thank you all for your support........what a blessing this journey has been and will be!!  The best is yet to come!!


  1. So glad you got your approval. I hope you have a few fun things to keep busy this summer while you wait to bring home your little ones.

  2. Yeah!! Us too on the 24th! :o) (((HUGS)))

  3. I was so excited to see your article in the RTWN this morning. We live very close as do several other families and are also awaiting our pick up trip this summer. Please contact me.

  4. I just finished reading your story. I was out of town and it was sent to me by Brenda B's Husband, through my email. My wife and I are also adopting from Bulgaria. Like you and your husband we feel we are answering God's call, and stepped out on faith with little funds. God has supplied so far for every fee that has come up. We are not quite as far along in the process as you are though, should be regisitered with the MOJ in about a month. Would love to get in contact with you. We also live near you.

  5. yay, you're so close!! I'm continuing to pray for all of you!