We leave tomorrow morning for our 1st vacation as a family! We're going to the beach for a whole glorious, sunny, relaxing week. Taking a trip together as a family is a dream come true, and we feel God has truly blessed us.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -- Jeremiah 29:11
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." -- John 14:18
"In love He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves." -- Ephesians 1 4-6
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." -- Isaiah 43:5
We adopted our first child, a son, from Russia in April 2008, and our 2nd child, a daughter, was born December 7, 2008. No time to blog right now. SO busy living life with our 2 children and loving every minute! God has blessed us beyond our dreams!!!
April 22, 2008 ~ HOME April 15, 2008 ~ took custody of Eli Apr. 12 - Apr. 22, 2008 ~ 3rd and final trip to Moscow April 2, 2008 ~ court Mar. 29 - Apr. 3, 2008 ~ 2nd trip to Moscow Feb. 9 - 16, 2008 ~ 1st trip to Moscow Feb. 8, 2008 ~ fingerprint record received from FBI Jan. 30, 2008 ~ fingerprints sent for FBI clearance Jan. 23, 2008 ~ I-171H arrived (after waiting one month & 2 days) Jan. 10, 2008 ~ dossier sent to Moscow for translation Jan. 4, 2008 ~ dossier submitted to agency (waiting on referral begins!) Dec. 21, 2007 ~home study approved by DSS & sent to USCIS (waiting on I-171H begins) Dec. 2007 ~home study completed Nov. 2007 ~ finished online education courses Nov. 2, 2007 ~ fingerprinted (I-600A) Oct. 2007 ~began home study & submitted I-600A Oct. 2007 ~ agency application approved Sept. 2007 ~ passports Jun. 2007 ~ chose agency & began application process Feb. 2007 ~ began researching & reading Jan. 2007 ~ made the decision to adopt