Friday, December 26, 2008

Wonderful Christmas

We hope you all had a great Christmas Season! Ours was Awesome! We of course are excited to look forward into 2009. The excitement is building and this morning I woke up in great anticipation of our little ones arrival. I'm excited for that calendar to say January!! This is when our referral should come. Terry and I will be "on call" all month. I don't think I will sleep!

FYI...A "referral" is when Holt will call us and tell us they have matched a baby with our family!! They will give us all of our babies information that will include baby's Korean name, weight, birth date, family information, health information and how the baby is doing with her/his foster family in Korea. They will over night all the info to us that we can look over. Photos will be immediately emailed to us, and also in our over night package. After our "referral" we will send in a I600A form that must go through immigration, this is to allow us to bring our baby to the U.S. This does take some time which is what delays travel 2-4 months.

I know that after we get our Referral, and we have to wait 2-4 months to hold our baby this will be ultimatly the hardest thing to do. The wait will be very very hard. We will spend it getting ready for the baby, getting the room ready and buying all the new baby things. I have no baby things left at all. I really pray the arrival does not take long and our baby is home before May. Please also join me in that prayer! It would mean the World to me!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Merry Christmas to you and your Family!! Great News! We just got an update from Korea program. They placed alot of families this last month. They placed children with families for November and December 07, and will begin processing families this month for January 08. This is us! So looks like we should get our referral in January 09 as long as things keep moving as they have!! Our baby has alot of people that already care. This truely means the world to us! Adoption for us it is the same feeling as being pregnant! Just a longer pregnancy!! haha. We knew we were not done having children. Some may find it difficult to understand adoption, or are maybe even scared of it. But for us, it is something that God placed in our hearts 8 years ago. I truely believe that some people are meant to adopt and some are not. This is really truely something that God must place on your heart. It is Him that is in control and Him that we must trust in!! I remember this bible verse : "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5
I believe that God wants every child to have a family, and it is our job to open our heart and homes and give love, comfort and security to a child who needs a family!
John 15: 16-17, You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love eachother.

Please pray that once we get our referral that our baby comes home quickly! We are really excited to meet face to face!