Monthly Archives: November 2009

The good news and the not so good…

The great news is that I received a brief note saying that the interviews went “well” – no more details yet – but praise God – that’s got to be good news!

The bad news is that our lawyer was unable to make his November trip to Haiti because other clients papers were not completed; and when he went to rebook his plane tickets, the prices had almost tripled for the end of the year – so now he is unsure if he is going to be going to Haiti before the new year. 🙁

We have still have so many hurdles to overcome – first, the fact that we need a legal waiver to even adopt in Haiti because we have biological kids and our under 35 (we have been married almost 12 years though – so we at least have 1 of the three requirements met); second, if we receive that waiver, we also have to get a presidential waiver; third is that next year is an election year in Haiti, and historically it seems that during election time the country has the ability to become very unstable, and legal processes seem to stop in their tracks.

So, my new prayer is that:

  • first and foremost we will be able to get into the legal system as quickly as possible,
  • second that God will use our amazing lawyer to overcome all the problems that are put in our way and our children will come home quickly,
  • third that for the sake of the people in Haiti that their country will remain stable and the elections of 2010 will show a turning point in the history of the democracy of Haiti,
  • and fourth that our legal process will not be held up because of the elections.

Pray for us and them today and tomorrow….

The U.S. Embassy has scheduled the interviews for David’s biological mom and Christella’s uncle tomorrow.  This is a very important step in the whole process.  It is during that interview that they will determine the eligibility of David and Christella to im to the United States as Orphans. 

It will be a very trying time for David’s mom too – as she will be faced with a lot of tough questions aimed at ensuring that she is indeed committed to the adoption.

We also found out that the final documents are ready for our Lawyer – so we are hoping that he will be able to submit our papers into IBESR by the end of the month.

Such little steps; such big steps; He guides our steps, may He be glorified.

Pray for us and them – today and tomorrow especially

The U.S. Embassy has scheduled the interviews for David’s biological mom and Christella’s uncle tomorrow.  This is a very important step in the whole process.  It is during that interview that they will determine the eligibility of David and Christella to im to the United States as Orphans. 

It will be a very trying time for David’s mom too – as she will be faced with a lot of tough questions aimed at ensuring that she is indeed committed to the adoption.

We also found out that the final documents are ready for our Lawyer – so we are hoping that he will be able to submit our papers into IBESR by the end of the month.

Such little steps; such big steps; He guides our steps, may He be glorified.

Can’t stop…

Amanda told me this evening that a friend’s son passed away yesterday.  I haven’t been able to ask the details; because I’m afraid I’m going to just break down in front of her.

He had encephalitis, and was severely handicap, he was somewhere around 10 years old; he rolled over in his sleep and suffocated on his pillow.  I can’t stop weeping for his family… and I want to go hug my children.

Lord, please let us never have to face loosing one of our children, that’s not how it’s supposed to happen… but if that day comes; Lord, be there to comfort us.

Please be there to comfort them now.

Winter is upon us?

It started snowing around 10 AM yesterday morning; nothing accumulated; the ground apparently wasn’t cold enough.  It kept snowing until well into the night last night – stopped sometime after midnight.  This is what we woke up to this morning – I wonder if it is here to stay…

 

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A smile that can last for days…

Every second Sunday we get to see our children as they wait in Haiti to come home and live with us.  The internet connection is never that great; they can hear us fine; but we can’t hear them (has to do with the satellite connection having a much better download than upload speed).  However, the couple minutes we get to see their faces, and to hear their voices is always such a blessing – it brings a smile that can last for days.

 

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