We wanted to share our great news with you all. Shortly before the new year, we received the call that we had been “matched” with our boys. We decided to keep this news quiet until we received the "official" paperwork from the Philippines. We thought that the paperwork would come within a week or so. We were wrong. Day after day, week after week we waited for the call. It never came until today! Finally, we got the call we had been waiting for for nearly a month! This call means three brothers now have a forever family of their own AND we have them. This is such great news and a huge step towards the boys coming home.
Now, begins the next step in this adoption journey. The boys official documents will be sent over. We will be filling out the I-800 for each child. This paperwork will go to our government. This document allows the boys to come to America and specifically to our family. After that approval, the boys will be scheduled for their medicals and passports, visas, etc. Once all of those things happen we will get the final call we have been waiting for… the call to travel.
With this great news, also comes the reality that there are still costs involved and funds needing to be raised. We have watched in awe as God has provided just what we have needed to cover the adoption expenses thus far. His plan has involved many of you. Thank you for giving and for being the hands and the feet of Christ here on earth. We are so grateful for each and every one of you.
We are continuing to trust in His provision as there are still funds needed for our travel to the Philippines and back. Airfare, meals and hotel expenses add up quickly. We are estimating that we will need around $7,000.00 to cover our airfare, hotel room, meals while we are traveling and a donation to the boys orphanage. To date you have given approximately $4,000.00 towards these costs. Only $3,000.00 is needed. Will you prayerfully consider being part of the boys adoption by donating to this last remaining amount? There is also a great advantage to donating now... Any donation made will be matched dollar to dollar up to $2500.00 thanks to a matching grant from We Care for Orphans administered through LifeSong for Orphans. A donation of $10,$20 or $30 will make a huge difference in three boys life and move us one step closer to having the funds needed to purchase our plane tickets to the Philippines. Information on making a donation can be found by clicking on the link "How you can help" on the right. We cannot wait to tell our boys their adoption story and how so many people loved them enough to help them get home to their family. They will learn that, because of the generosity of so many, they have the opportunity to grow up in a family; and be loved on forever! We can just imagine the look on their face when they hear this news.