Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Our Reece's Rainbow donation fund...

It has been moving upwards lately!  Just wanted to let you all know that we've been noticing...and its been making our day!  Thank you so very much to those that have been going to our online donation fund with Reece's Rainbow and donating...every little bit helps.  We still don't have exact travel dates yet.  We wish we did, so we could at least go ahead and book our flights.  The flights are already expensive...I can't imagine how bad they'll be by the time we get the go ahead to book them. 

Please know how very much we've appreciated every single donation.  We pray as a family for all of our donors....thank you for being a part of Joseph's journey home!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We passed court!!

Our court hearing yesterday was successful!
The court has permitted our adoption!

We are now the proud parents of Joseph Stanislav Perry!

Thank you to everyone that prayed for a successful outcome.  
We are so blessed to have your support.

Please KEEP PRAYING.  We're being told that because of scheduling issues and the way our in-country agency does things, we won't be able to travel to pick up Joseph until the last week of June.  This is several weeks later than was originally told to us.  I know some people think a few more weeks in an orphange that he's spent his life in won't make that much difference...but after all that Dan and I have learned about orphans and what they struggle with emotionally, we just can't stand the idea of leaving him there any longer than is absolutely necessary.  And this wait just doesn't seem necessary.  

In our hearts, we've been his family for an entire year now.  And he's spent that last year growing up in an orphanage instead of here with us.  Please pray he can come home as soon as possible.  It's time we get down to the business of sharing with Joseph what love and family really looks like!  
He's waited long enough.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

We've got court tomorrow...

Praying that all goes well with our court date in Joseph's country...

Would you say a prayer with us?
Our agency is also telling us that we'll have to travel several weeks later than we were hoping...the end of June instead of the beginning of June.  Please pray  that it might work out so that we can travel sooner rather than later...we don't want Joseph waiting any longer than he needs to!

We'll post as soon as we hear how court went.

Friday, May 3, 2013

You can listen to Summit 9 Live!

Summit 9 is going on right now!  For those that don't know what that is, the summit it is a huge conference held each year by the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  I had really hoped to go, but there were several reasons why it just didn't work out this year.

BUT...they are streaming some of the sessions for free online!  I've heard some amazing testimonies from adopted children now adults, talks by adoptive families and a talk by Karen Purvis (author of "The Connected Child") that was so good I just couldn't take notes fast enough!

If you are interested in adoption, if you're in the process of adoption or if you've already adopted and want to be plugged in with other like minded people but couldn't make the summit...listen live!

He'res the link...

I spent most of the day yesterday trying to get the kids to work independently on stuff so that I could listen in :)  Hopefully I'll get to listen some more today.