Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Little Update...

Hello Everyone,

The last time we updated we had just finished our dossier (see the post), but now we are very happy and excited to announce that our home study has been finished! On Thursday, Mrs. T. (our social worker) signed it, notarized it, and sent it off to IAN which is our Adoption Agency in Colorado. Now that all our paperwork is finished we will be on the waiting lists and as soon as we are on them… we could get a referral any day!! One of the families who commented on the last post asked us “what’s the next big step”? Stay tuned! I’ll update as soon as I know. ;-)

Until Then,

~The Big Sister :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Breaking News!

Do you remember this post that said we only had two more documents left in order to finish the dossier? Well… we are very excited to announce that the dossier is finished!! Mommy is sending the dossier off today and soon it will be on its way to Ethiopia (we shall let you know when it is)! We are very excited and we praise the Lord for always directing our every step in this huge process. Keep an eye on our Adoption Timeline (on the sidebar) and Stay Tuned!

In Christ,

~The Big Sister :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Calling Upon Christians to Pray

At a time when orphan babies are dying, and the children of Haiti are in the single greatest need in the history of this nation, UNICEF has worked to shut down all international adoptions.

Now in this important field report from Port Au Prince, Doug Phillips examines the present battle to rescue Haiti’s children in the context of UNICEF’s anti-adoption efforts vs. the work of the Christian community to encourage the Haitian government to cut through the red tape and open the door for legitimate, qualified American adoptions. -From Doug's Blog-



Stay Up to Date:
Breaking News
Doug's Blog

You may also be interested in:
Haiti: A Prayer Request
Praying for Haiti

People Raising Money for Haiti:
A Bowl of Moss & Pebbles
Wild Olive
The Rebelution

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~The Big Sister :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We're Done! We're Done!!


Hello Friends!

Thank you for your prayers! We finished the third and last home study meeting today! Judah once again kept everyone well entertained during lunch and my favorite questions he asked our social worker was, “Oo want to ee ire roof?” Being interpreted: “Do you want to see Fireproof?” =) For all of us, children our interviews went well. Our “likes” were pretty much the same, but our “dislikes” varied… such as Eden doesn’t like snakes and Jordan doesn’t like blueberry yogurt… Daddy and Mommy were also interviewed and that went well too! We are very excited to have this done and all we have left is the last two documents which need to be signed and notarized, one more reference letter, and then the dossier goes off to Ethiopia. Isn’t that exciting?

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~The Big Sister :)

Announcing Meeting #3

Hello Everyone!

We just wanted to let you know that today is Meeting #3—our last meeting with the social worker! Our social worker is coming today to our home at 11:00 AM and should stay for about 4 hours… Today, each of us children will be interviewed. We all had to write an essay about ourselves (physical description, relationship with parents, likes, dislikes, and so on). We also each have to give a statement on how we feel about this adoption. Which shouldn't be to hard… right? =) We appreciate your prayers and will let you all know how it goes!

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~The Big Sister :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Praying for Haiti

Many of you may remember this post we wrote awhile back on the Orphanage of BRESMA in Haiti... Mr. Doug Phillips and his team as well as many other Christians have gone to give aid. Currently the death toll in Haiti is 212,000 and there are many, many orphans who have lost everything!
You can follow them on Twitter Here or on FaceBook Here. Also, stay updated by following Mrs. Phillip's blog Here.
Above all remember to pray for the people of Haiti and the Orphans!
Below is a movie about the Orphans in Haiti. It's very sad to see so many little babies crying on the ground with absolutely nothing! I want to just go and take them into my arms and hug them! They have no food... I think this should make us all very thankful for the things the Lord has blessed us with. We have shelter, food, water, family, and extra... these Orphans have nothing.



And here is a movie about a Christian young man who survived the earthquake because his mother used her body to cover him. His arm was amputated and he lost his entire family.

More of Mr. Phillip's Movie Updates can be viewed Here

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. -Psalm 82:3-4

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~The Big Sister :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Just Two More…

We are very excited to announce that we only have two more documents to finish and then Daddy and Mommy have completed the entire dossier! Our last home study is this coming Tuesday and then we could have a referral very soon!

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~The Big Sister :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Ergo

I absolutely love baby slings!! When Judah was born Mommy gave me an extra one of hers which I used often and still have for my future siblings and my future babies (if the Lord wills =) )… When Judah was a little older Mommy bought an Ergo Baby Carrier.
One thing that is special with the Ergo is that it has two shoulder straps so the weight of the baby lays on both shoulders… not just one! This is especially helpful for my Mother’s back. The Ergo Baby Carrier also has extra special features like a strapped hood which one can put over the baby when he sleeps. It’s also very easy to take off while the little one is sleeping and very easy to put on.
You can wear the Ergo in the front position, side, or back and it fits babies from newborn to about 40 pounds. It’s very comfortable and easy to move around in. In fact my little brother recently told me that when I get little he’s going to start giving me rides in it!! =) All in all I love the Ergo Baby Carrier!! =)
Riddle Love and our friends the Callis Family of The Home Grown Family are hosting a giveaway of one of these wonderful Ergos! So hop on over HERE so you can enter too!

God Bless You and Happy Baby Wearing!

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~Shiloh

This article by Mrs. Allison, originally printed in the Above Rubies Magazine is one of my favorite articles I have ever read on Baby slings and Baby wearing! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Meeting #3: Canceled

Hello Friends,

We had to cancel our third home study today due to one of us down with the flu. The rest of us girls just got over some colds and everyone is taking lots of herbs and vitamin C! Lord willing the new date for the meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2010. We shall keep you updated! For now Daddy and Mommy are watching some recommended movies, we sisters are cleaning the house (isn’t that one of the things we do best? =) ), Jordan is getting well (soon we hope), and Judah is just bundles of fun! Check back soon for our next update!

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~The Big Sister :)