Sunday, August 2, 2009

Incredible Connections Part II

We were so overwhelmed and overjoyed that the parish had responded so enthusiastically! We had the means to bring her home and her file was supposed to come through very soon. But it didn't. God had figured things out way ahead and postponed her file coming through for several months. At the end of October '08, Mark lost his job! Fortunately, our homestudy wasn't finished and we put the adoption temporarily on hold. Thank you Lord for the timing of all of this! We were down mentally, emotionally, and financially, but God said "Be not afraid."

Around the middle of March '09, we were presented the opportunity to buy an established vending business and the SAME week, Julia's file came through to the agency! God is so wonderful and blessed us once again. We started everything up once more and angels here on Earth helped us with several parts of the paperwork. The homestudy was finished so we could apply for the I-800A, and we received approval from USCIS around 40 days later. Paperwork for pre-approval to adopt Julia was sent May 19th and May 26th, we were pre-approved to adopt this precious little soul.

The next big milestone occurred on July 14th when our dossier went to China! I'm am in awe of our God who knows our hearts and moved the hearts of our parish to provide the funds to bring her home. Our parish has at least 4500 in attendance on any given weekend and to know that not only will we be Julia's family, but the whole parish as well. PTL!!! " Our God is an awesome God, He reigns from Heaven and Earth."


  1. I love the story of how everyone pulled through for the love of bringing Julia 'home' ...Lindsay told me all about it! What an amazing support group she will have when she finally gets there. They will all be blessed to watch her grow up and thrive before their very eyes!
    Blessings and Hugs,

  2. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I'm so glad that you started a blog. I can keep up with your journey. Enjoy this time!

  3. I am still so sad that I can't be at the airport when you guys come home! I have ALWAYS wanted to meet little Miss prissy Julia! You are in my prayers daily. I love this girl! Can you imagine what it will be like to hear that precious little laugh every day? Wow!

  4. Your family is always so exciting to me, I miss ur family and Julia. I see that Julia's hair has also grown.

    Take Care,