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.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I opened my email this morning and found the most beautiful letter ever! Yes, our request for adoption has been approved by the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion as of 8/12/2009. The letter does not specifically state one or two children only that "I have no objection to your request, and thus, you may now go ahead with the adoption procedures." Praise the Lord!
Here is a portion of the letter:
So what will come next? We are told that the Minister's office is now involved in approving the match between us and our child/children and that this process will take approximately two months. More specifially we have a family representative in Rwanda who will have direct contact with the Minister's office and who will most likely take our approval letter and documents to the orphanage. I am not exactly sure which orphanage it will be as the letter did not state but I do know that most of the children have been coming from the Home of Hope orphanage run by the Catholic Sisters of Calcutta. Once our children are matched with us, they will complete the required bloodwork and then we will receive our referral. Once we accept the referral then the next step will be to pass court which can take anywhere from a few weeks to a month based on prior families experiences. The court approval takes place in Rwanda and that is the point that we become the "official parents" and after which a birth certificate with our name on it is issued. After that there are a few more documents needed for the child/children to leave Rwanda with us. So depending on how the whole process goes we may be traveling as soon as November but most likely sometime in December. I better make those appointments with the international travel clinic. Thank goodness my husband and I already had a ton of shots when we traveled to Ethiopia so I think we will just need prescriptions. Our son however, is not going to be to happy when he gets his.


  1. So happy for you all! I'm super eager to hear what all the changes will be...

  2. YESSSSSS!!! We are so excited and can't wait to see you guys on Sunday....Praise the LORD!