Wednesday, December 21, 2011



GOD HEARD OUR PRAYERS!!!  We have been asking God to bless us with an embassy submission TODAY ~ a week earlier than anticipated! ~ and He answered our prayers!  We are now in the FINAL STAGE of Kaleab's adoption!

I had asked Kristen, our coordinator, almost weekly since passing court, if things were looking like an earlier embassy submission was even possible.  The answer was consistently no, that things were not looking good.   So, today I didn't even THINK about it when I sat down to check my email!  And what a sweet surprise to see an email from her titled, "Embassy Paperwork."  I took a double take and re-read the email three times before this truth actually sunk in!


Okay, so once US Embassy receives our paperwork, they have five business days to inform us of their plan:  a) To clear us to bring Kaleab HOME!; or (b) To request an interview or further paperwork; or (c) To send our case to Nairobi, Kenya ~ they do this when a case is too challenging to prove orphan status {this is THE WORST scenario and could hold things up by 2-3 months!}

Of course we are PRAYING for a quick embassy clearance, and hope you will continue to join us in our prayers!  WE ARE ON THE HOME STRETCH!!!  The recent pattern has been a hold up of a couple of weeks for further "investigation" by US Embassy {i.e., paperwork or interviews}.  Therefore, we will not be surprised by this if it happens to us as well.  However, this will not keep us from asking God for the desires of our hearts, which is immediate clearance!  Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37)!

Either way, we pray that God's will be done and that His will is for efficiency and smooth sailing with our clearance.  Once again, we lay Kaleab at His feet and ask for His divine protection as we now step into the FINAL STAGE of his adoption!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US!!!  Kaleab is submitted to embassy AND we have a January 3rd Court Date for Big Brother!!!  Amazed!!  Awed!!  Tears of JOY!!!!

May I also beckon your prayers for two families that have walked out with us the extended delay since meeting our children?  Both the Boosalis and Russell families are awaiting submission as well, and are as desperate as we are to finalize their adoption of their sweet baby girl and boy, respectively.  

It is our prayer that they may still receive this news TODAY, and if not, that they for sure hear the sweet sound of "Embassy Submission" by next Wednesday!  {They can only submit on Wednesdays}  May God bless their holiday with such Joy that this next week flies by for each of them if they are called to wait another week!

Again, I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH for storming the heavens with all of your prayers!  The heavens are moving and shaking because of them!!!  Please keep praying!  For us, The Boosalis' and the Russells'.........

"For when two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them." - Matthew 18:20  


erica said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful Christmas present. God is so good like that. So happy and excited for you as you are now on the home stretch!!! Yay!! :)

Alison said...

YAY!!!! Praise God!!! Your sweet baby boy will be home soon!!!

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