Posts Tagged ‘Adoption Update’

An Orphan No More: Elliott’s Gotcha Day!

“Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles He performs for His people!” Psalm 66:5   Every day for the last 605 days, a sweet little boy fell asleep at night labeled as an orphan.  Last night, that little boy may have gone to bed an orphan, but he woke up a son. […]

Court Day

On Friday, January 9th, we woke up early.  We had managed to trick Elliott into going to bed an hour early so he would wake up naturally in time for us to leave.  It was Court Day! In some ways, it felt like just yesterday that my phone rang with the news that January 9th […]

Meeting Him, Part II

Part I … We rounded the corner, and there he was.  He was sitting in a baby walker looking out the glass patio door at a cat sitting in the backyard, exactly like a video of him that I have watched a thousand times.  He heard us approaching and curiously turned to look at us, unaware […]

Meeting Him, Part I

We woke up yesterday expecting it to be a fairly unremarkable day.  Our attorney (Anna) was picking us up to take us the the adoption center, to sign something or talk to someone (fun fact: you rarely know what the heck is going on in adoption).  We wore our nice clothes anyway, partially because we […]


Many months ago, I asked Alex: “What are you most looking forward to?” I was talking about in terms of our adoption, but that didn’t need to be said.  Alex’s answer was immediate and adorable. “Snuggles.” He went on to describe snuggling Baby W late at night in the rocking chair in his room, or […]

The Very Best Day

I’m laughing already as I write this, because I can’t think of another time that we shared two posts in one day.  Not only that, but they are going to be about as night and day different as possible. Here’s what happened on The Very Best Day. I had literally just posted this post from […]

The Last Two Days: High to Low …

We decided to chronicle our adoption experience in blog-form because 1) we wanted a record of it, 2) writing is how I process all The Feelings, 3) we wanted to honestly portray an adoption experience for anyone else considering or pursing adoption.  I am so glad we chose to do it!  It has been more […]

Updates & Prayer Requests

Update: The good news is that the document we have been waiting on from the Embassy in Warsaw (the Article 5) is finished. The bad news is that we haven’t gotten it yet because our attorney, bless her heart, fell off a ladder and broke her nose and got pretty banged up. Needless to say, […]

Look what came in the mail …

    Our immigration approval!!! Guys, this is big stuff.  Getting this approval was the last obstacle to overcome before traveling.  This week the details should start falling in to place for us to get on that plane!  Please pray for these final steps to go smoothly!!   Baby W … here we come!  

Dear Alex & Jessica

  On September 18th, 2013, we submitted a preliminary application to a small, international adoption agency, having absolutely no idea what we were getting ourselves into.   365 Days Later …   Dear Alex & Jessica, We’ve looked high and low for a home for a beautiful baby boy, and we’ve decided that you are […]

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