Saturday, July 7, 2012

An Update

It still amazes me how quickly news can spread like wildfire. It's been humbling to experience so much love and support from thousands of people worldwide.
A million thank you's to all of you!!

I have been hesitant to post an update due to the fact that there isn't much of one. But since we have been receiving comments from a rumor that was posted on another blog stating that "All 8 of us are home," I thought I should clarify that "All 8 of us are NOT home!"
We are still waiting for our investigation/I-600 and visas to be processed.

PLEASE continue to pray!!!

For Ghana adoptions, it is normal procedure to take 2 trips. The US embassy is allowed up to 60+ days from the date of 1-600 filing to process visas. We filed on June 20th. Due to our circumstances, we are thankful that our agency has requested that our children's visas be expedited.

As we have found time to reflect on the nightmare that we experienced, we realize that even though none of this made sense, more good than harm came out of it. It is evident God has never left our side.
For waiting adoptive families, I pray that as you have journeyed with us you will not let doubt and fear creep into your own adoption journeys. With any adoption comes a great cost but we all have to remain strong and believe that through whatever obstacle or heartache, God never fails to equip each one of us with His supernatural strength. We are all in this together!!

As we wait, would you continue to pray for the remaining part of our process to be expedited and that all 8 of us would remain physically and emotionally strong.

Until then...




20 comments:

  1. It makes me smile (and cry a little) to read your updates. The power of our God is apparent!
    'In our weakness He is strong'~~ HOW TRUE IT IS! Thank you for sharing. I will continue praying for each of you.

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  2. So glad to hear things are going well!!

    Thinking of you all and praying your family will be together soon :)

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  3. Thank you for this update. I will say a prayer for all of you.

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  4. Thank you for the update! PRAYING FOR YOU ALL!!!! God is the only one who can get us through the hard process of adoption no matter which kind or where! HIS GRACE is what can get us through! THANK YOU that no matter what you are still encouraging others in their process as well. It is true....even with bumps and bruises, and twists that hurt along the way- our children ARE WORTH IT!!! YOU ARE LIVING THAT OUT!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!

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  5. Continuing to pray for you all!!
    Sunnie in NC

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  6. Encouraging words as we are adopting two from the DRC.

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  7. Thank you for this blog - it is an encouragement to me. You said something in this post that really got my attention: "With any adoption comes a great cost..." That is so true. Just think what our spiritual adoption (our salvation) cost our Lord!

    Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

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  8. You are much loved now by many people who have never even met you & we are cheering you on! Yes, it is a FIGHT but those precious kiddos are so worth it! We are here, praying for you & so proud of you all! Blessings!

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  9. keep our prayer for you and family too so hopeful god is encouraged you so our support and our prayer continue as god will be with you all all time

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  10. Praying for all of you! :)

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  11. Continuing to pray, Christine!

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  12. Continuing to pray you guys home!

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  13. Love you and thinking of you and praying your safe, speedy return!

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  14. Bless you for encouraging us through your struggle. Much love.

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  15. Stay strong, sister! My youth pastor growing up always told me to "finish well!" So, I pray that God will give you the strength to finish this part of your journey WELL & strong.

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  16. I am praying! I know that the blog author of the blog that said you were home feels bad about her mistake! She did publish a correction.When you are victorious we will shout for JOY! Blessing to you! Janet

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  17. Praying for you sweet family. I hope you are traveling soon to bring your children home! You are an inspiration!

    Sheri

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  18. I'm coming over from Linny's and Adeye's blog. Praying you home dear bloggy friends. I knw and I know He's more than able to do what He promise. Stay strong!

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  19. The Vanderlaan FamilyJuly 22, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Miss you & are praying for you. You are in our thoughts every day. Praying that you get home soon!!!

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  20. I've just discovered your blog through a friend on FB and will be praying for all 8 of your family to soon be together!

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