Yesterday was Jude’s second birthday. We had hoped to have him home by then, but it was not to be. Our caseworker is traveling to Haiti next week with her church and will be stopping at the orphanage, so we sent a birthday gift with her. We are blessed to have her in our lives. The […]
So, What’s Next?
No doubt about it: job loss affects every aspect of your life whether you are an athletic or the family. Ranging from financial to social to physical to emotional. A job loss hurts! You really liked the people you worked with and will miss them. It’s very lonely being by your self all day. Your job was a way to show the world your independence and the ability to take care of yourself and family. My job was my future, so, what’s next?
Thanks so much to all of you for your prayers this week as we’ve worked with USCIS in Detroit and our congressional office. After constant (read: hours of) correspondence with the folks in Detroit, we’ve finally progressed! We were informed that, lo and behold, all the paperwork they have needed from us has been sitting […]
Well, the I600 we mentioned in a previous post has still not been processed and the issue is still not resolved. After a month of trying to get information out of USCIS (immigration) in Detroit and receiving only vague anemic responses, our caseworker has finally recommended that we go to our congressman as a last […]
We mentioned the cleft bottle campaign, and it generated another opportunity, so golfers, check this out! A very generous friend who is a PGA golf instructor has kindly offered to host a golf-a-thon during which he’ll give one-hour golf lessons for ten hours and 2/3 of the proceeds generated will go toward our adoption! Details:Times […]
Yesterday we got word from our case worker that Jude’s passport has been approved and sent for printing! This is great news.Now we await our own USCIS (immigration) approval of Jude’s I600. Please pray about this. This is what we need in order for the US Consulate in Haiti to do what they need to […]
All – we’ve decided to do a little fundraiser to continue to raise money to pay for Jude’s adoption. We are going to order a dozen cleft palate bottles, which are not available in developing countries and are desperately needed to save the lives of cleft-affected babies. We’d like to place those bottles and have […]
This update includes a multitude of random thoughts…enjoy! The Chapmans: First, some of you may have heard that Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman lost their youngest adopted daughter, Maria, after she was accidentally run over in the family’s driveway. This family has been aconsistent voice for adoption throughout the world, calling God’s people everywhere to fulfill […]
We have new pictures, and news of what God is doing for GLA. We just love sharing this with all of you! Yesterday we got an update on Jude. He’s begun to walk very short distances between people and things, and stands strong on his own now with great confidence. He’s also getting more vocal. […]
There has been word from the orphanage that things are indeed settling down in Haiti. The orphanage workers are able to move about again, government offices are open again, and adoptions are moving along. This is good news.We continue to keep the country in our prayers. They are literally a starving country, with deep-seated economic […]
Please pray for the people of Haiti. Food, which is scarce to begin with, has skyrocketed from a price standpoint. GLA (the orphanage where Jude is) has experienced more than a 33% increase in the food costs for the children. In addition, gasoline last week was at $5.93 USD. There was rioting and looting in […]