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November 1st it is!

Along with the whirlwind, came a week of uncertainty about our court date. It is official, people. We'll hop on a plane in 9ish days to become the parents of Levi Cruz and Sophia Belle! This blog ain't gon know what to do with all of these adorable pictures I'll be uploading when the judge… Continue reading November 1st it is!


Court Date: November 8th

In just a few short weeks, Degenesh (Sophia) and Yared (Levi) will be declared our children, if the Lord allows. This coming Monday the mothers will terminate their rights. My heart aches for them. Abayinesh and Chaltu, you are brave women who have chosen life for your children through adoption. May God give you peace in your… Continue reading Court Date: November 8th


Love at First Sight

One beautiful perk of adoption is getting a high-tech "ultrasound" of sorts. Last night we received photos of our sweet children. They are beautiful! Sophia Belle's birthday was June 26, 2010. Levi Cruz's birthday was November 30, 2009. If you would like to see them, send me an email: I can give you a… Continue reading Love at First Sight


What’s in a name?

We are thrilled to announce the names of our children! Levi Cruz "joined to the cross" Levi means "attached or joined to." Levi will be ours forever, joined to our family by a covenant that can not be broken. We want him to be reminded of this certainty in his name. Cruz, his daddy's middle… Continue reading What’s in a name?


Firsts in the Mail!

We received a care package from our adoption agency, CCI, with our babies' first: stuffed animal, adoption picture book, and t-shirt. I also received my first ever Mother's Day card! Thank you, Cody and Kimberly! You made my month!


Wherever you are…God knows you.

Our paperwork is currently in Ethiopia. It's possible that we will get referrals for our children in the next few weeks, although it's a slim chance at this time. Wherever our babies are, in their mothers' wombs or in an orphanage, the Lord will bring them to us in His time. He knows them. He is their Creator.


Preparing a Place

"In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you many be also."


Two Weeks

Our social worker, Sue, unexpectedly emailed us on Sunday, asking us to scan our dossier immediately. She left Monday with our dossier in hand (after we "waged war for our children's souls"-as Dom put it). It took a total of 6 hours in all (Sunday and Monday morning) to get the dossier to her. She… Continue reading Two Weeks