Greetings, Everyone! After much prayer and discussion, we've made the BIG decision to start another adoption journey. Today we are sending our application to World Links International Adoption Agency to adopt a girl (age 3 -5) from Russia. We are requesting the Vladivostok region. Since our boys are from that same region it is very special to us, as are the dear ladies we'll be working with there. The home study process is already in the works. You can follow our journey at our new blog: backtovlad.blogspot.com. We definitely seek your prayers! Thanks and God bless you all!
We hope that everyone had a great holiday and you all look forward to a wonderful year. We are incredibly blessed and have been doing so well. Joel is now pastor of a church, the boys are both in the church's school, and Clarion is loving the idea of getting back in the classroom next fall. We will see if it actually happens. She has taken steps to let the lutheran schools know she is available and excited to teach!
It has been awhile since we have posted and I have to say we have decided to say good bye to the blog for now. It was so wonderful to have this blog and read others as we were going through the adoption process. We would have been lost without it. Now that the boys have been home for almost a year and a half we feel it is time to stop the posts. Of course, the process is ongoing as we raise them but their actual adoption and arrival home is complete.
We just wanted to say what a blessing all of our blog friends have been. You all brought us hope, love, laughter, tears, and faith as we went through this process. Even though we have never met some of you we feel like we know you. We praise and thank God for you! There is a good chance we may be back at the blog late in 2010 as we start the process of adopting our daughter. We shall see what God has in store for us!