We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I contacted our home study / adoption agency today and our home study is written. Tim and I are heading up Wednesday morning to meet with the social worker one more time and go over the final home study!!! That will be so wonderful when that part is behind us! When our home study is done, we can submit our immigration application. We will then only be waiting on the immigration approval and our FBI criminal clearance for dossier completion!!!! I have this massive checklist - one for home study requirements and one for dossier requirements and when I get something completed, I highlight it in green. Both are nearly completely GREEN!!! How exciting is that???!!!???

Now if only the FBI would respond to my pleas BEGGING them for information!!!

I so enjoy clearing each one of the hurdles that brings me closer to my daughter.

In Christ,

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