Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Well, today FEELS like the beginning -- but it's actually the END!!  It feels like the beginning because we JUST became "official" as Yuri/Sam's family on Reece's Rainbow (see our link to the right on this page) -- the site where our FB friend found him and posted a link to his story.  It feels like the end because we got our LAST piece of paper that we needed today and will be sending our last documents to complete our dossier over to EE in just a few days.  They have to be apostilled first and then we'll FedEx them over!!  Then we REALLY wait -- to hear from our team there of the status updates about things which we are almost completely uninvolved in but tremendously affect our lives!!  It's a bit of a surreal situation. 

So, please continue to pray for favor for our documents.  That every hand that touches them will feel an urgency to handle them properly and get them to the next place.  Time is still of the essence.  We continue to trust the Lord -- and I must say He's done a bang-up job of handling things thus far!!!  He is SO good and has been SO "present" in all this.  It just makes me smile.

We have several new fb "friends" as of today...there's a whole network out there of adoptive parents who are in similar situations to where we are.  It's pretty cool!!  I think it will be most beneficial to have the wealth of their experiences and knowledge as we make preparations for what lies ahead. 

We are so very blessed...


  1. So glad to meet Sam's new family! We adopted our kids from the same orphanage in 2007 and 2009. We'd love to chat more with you when you can! Our email is jer deb walker at hotmail dot com (remove spaces and add symbols(. God Bless!

  2. A dear friend of mine started promoting RR at the beginning of Lent and I browse occasionally. I came across Sam's story and fell in love with him. I have 3 boys aged 18-13 & I so wished I could bring him home. Unfortunately, the circumstances of my life make adoption impossible. I prayed intensely for him to find his family when my friend told me he had! I'm so glad he won't be lost. I'm praying (with all my kids) for all of you so he will be home as soon as possible.

    God bless all of you!
    Mary Ann

  3. Yay! Sam's gonna get a family! I'm so glad! He's on my prayer-list of boys. I call them "My Boys". =) I'll keep praying that everything speeds through and you can take him home as soon as possible!
    May God bless you for what you are doing.
    Caroline Orwoll

  4. WOW!!! That's faster than I thought it would be! Looking forward to seeing Sam's story unfold and for him to find a forever family. God Bless.