We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

And a Drumroll Please........

Some exciting announcements in our lives:

  • We received news that our homestudy was signed by our local agency. We are approved for the adoption of 1 or 2 more children, of either gender, up to 3 years of age from the country of Rwanda. This is just one tiny step in many phases of approval. We still need to be approved to work with our international placement agency, to receive approval from USCIS, and ultimately to be approved by the Rwandan government.

  • And on another note we are making progress in our educational careers. My husband who is a PhD Biology student successfully passed his written and oral comprehensive exams last month. He is now starting work on his dissertation and I will be defending my doctoral dissertation this spring. So thankfully we will have fewer things to juggle when we bring our new children home and a lot less multi-tasking to do!


  1. Yeah!!! Congrats kari. And, while I'm a bit biased, I'm so glad you decided to create a blog.


  2. Hi this is Bret! Shelly passed the link to this site. I must say you have created a great looking blog!

    I am glad you all are doing well. Hopefully someday we can all get together again!

    Take care!

    Bret, Susan, Alex and Cassie