Friday, December 18, 2009

And So the Adoption Process Continues...

We received our dossier for Russia the other day. Oh. my. gosh.
My parents have to be fingerprinted twice! We have to have a family portrait in semi-formal to formal attire! I don't think I own any formal attire! It's insane that they make us do all this work to make sure a child that they would throw into a mental institution would be safe. How's that for your reverse psychology?
Mom and Dad also talked to their adoption coordinator, and it turns out we may have Evan sooner than we thought! The coordinator said that at the speed the government is going now, we may be on our first trip to Russia in March, and we may go to get Evan in May or June! That would be the best birthday present EVER (my birthday's in June)!
So be praying for us that the government's adoption process continues to move quickly and that Evan stays healthy and safe (and that I can find some formal attire).
Thankfully, we have our good friends the Hollis's to help us! You can check out Mrs. Hollis's blog at:

They adopted a child from Russia too, who is now 11. They also have two young children (soon to be 3) with Down syndrome close to Levi and Evan's age. So they will grow up together. They really are an amazing family after God's heart, so check out their blog. More than one miracle has happened in their lives the past few months! Praise God! (There's a lot to praise God about, if you haven't noticed!)

We had a Reece's Rainbow fundraiser at their house on Wednesday night and it was a blast! People dropped of their kids from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and all proceeds went to help children on the Reece's Rainbow site! Of course, I stayed like three hours later and listened to some AMAZING original music by Lydia, and played a little Wii Tennis! Seriously, please do check out their blog, you won't be disappointed!

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