Since so many are walking this journey with us, we thought you might like to see where Jude actually lives right now. God’s Littlest Angels is a mission orphanage in Haiti, started by John and Dixie Bickel as a ministry to the people of Haiti. They were serving in Haiti at a hospital and were […]
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We’re in Passports!
All – we just got word that GLA applied for Jude’s passport today! Praise God for His goodness! We are very excited. The two-week process for the legalization signature took two and a half weeks for us. It is what it is, and we are not into the next step. In the meantime, baby keeps […]
We have been on the adoption journey since August, 2006, when we first contacted Bethany Christian Services. Along the way, although we’ve had our “weak moments”, by-and-large we’ve trusted God for His timing. In the last year, we’ve heard all sorts of comments – from hostile to hilarious – from skin color to child-rearing – […]
Thoughts from Isaiah 40
Recently, one of our pastors asked us to study Isaiah 40 together as a couple. We were struck by verse eleven and its relevance to our lives right now: “Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead […]
Today we received a precious new update from GLA about Jude. First, they expect his paperwork to be out of legalization any day now, and they’ll be able to apply for his passport at that point. So, this month’s update featured the passport photo they took of him. As you can see, it’s not just […]
It has come to our attention that our last post (in combination with the new ‘Donate’ button) was not very clear, so we’d like to share with you some details regarding the request for help that was part of that post. Please note that this isn’t meant to illicit sympathy; we just want to be […]
One Step Closer
We just got word that Jude’s paperwork moved into legalization on Friday! This is the last step needed before the application for his passport is filed. Legalization generally takes two weeks, so he should be in passports (with the office of the Minister of the Interior) by the end of March. Join us in praise […]
Garrett Adoption Update – Happy Birthday to Jude!
Family and Friends, While we don’t have a green light to travel (and won’t have one for several months), we thought it was time for an update, as it has been two months since our last one. Much has happened since our last update. A flu virus has ravaged the entire country of Haiti. People were […]
Garrett Adoption Update
Merry Christmas to All! We are delighted to report that our home study is done and our INS paperwork will go in the mail tomorrow. Very exciting! This moves us into the stage where we gather documentation for our dossier. We have twenty pieces of documentation to gather (letters from the police, birth certs, marriage […]