Monday, May 24, 2010

Application #2 Received

We received Application #2 in the mail today.  Lots of stuff to work through!  In addition to each of us writing an autobiography, we need to get references from friends, family, doctors, and school employees.  I'm ordering copies of all of our birth certificates, and we're getting an official will in place too.

Continue to keep us in your prayers that this step goes smoothly.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Application #1 Approved

We received word yesterday that Application #1 was approved.  Next comes Application #2, and, upon approval, our first big chunk of payment (about $5,000).  Want to help?  Make a donation at the link on the sidebar.

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to move forward.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Erika and I have discussed the possibility of adoption for a couple of years now.  We began the discussions as simply an option out of many, but over the past few months we have felt more and more resolved to begin the steps it takes to adopt internationally.

Today I am submitting the first of many applications and forms to see this dream through.  We're looking at a two-year journey that I'm sure will test our patience, faith, and resolve.

Over the past several years, we have found the importance of friends, community, and "chosen family" - people who have become like brothers and sisters.  Our story is also their story.  I hope you journey with us!