Open Arms

Open Arms
...caring for orphans and adoptive families...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

On Its Way!

" Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to His power at work in us, to Him be the glory." Eph. 3:20

Just a quick update to let everyone know our dossier is on its way! More details tomorrow!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Step by Step....

Last Thursday we carried our dossier to be apostilled. On the way I called a friend who had adopted from the same orphanage two years ago. She said not to be discouraged if we had to correct anything or make changes, even a few trips. Well, everything was correct with the exception of the notary stamp on our background checks. It was discouraging...but just a normal part of the legal process. So, as we've said many times before, we are waiting on one more paper. This is where we're to say, "Hopefully it will be here by such and such,..."

Instead, we have decided it will be here at the perfect moment that the Father has ordained. He is never late and we will continue to trust in His timing!

Thank You so much to all our friends who have helped with donations. It is so humbling to be a part of this process. We still have a long way to go, but it is so beautiful to watch the Lord do this thing. It is all Him.

Sometimes we wonder who are these dear children that we go to make our sons and daughter? They are already our children in our heart. As much as we have a family and a home to offer them, we know that they have something to offer us; something that, even now, we do not know that we need. Is it a new compassion, a new love, a new culture, a new mindset? Only time will tell. For now, we will trust in Him and we will be obedient.