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Sunday, October 3, 2010

YES!!!!!

On Friday, October 1st around 9am, we received the long-awaited verdict on our request to adopt 15-year-old Francis from The Philippines. The Inter Country Adoption Board ruled in FAVOR of our family adopting him!!!!!!!! As a mother who has given birth twice and adopted three times previously, I can assure you that the thrill of that phone call is no less wonderful than watching the "little stick" reveal a "plus mark" indicating that you are, in fact, pregnant. Even though this young man is a teenager, we are as excited about the chance to add him to our family as if we were being presented with a newborn! I have known in my heart for many months that he was headed for our family but I what I did not understand was HOW. So many mountains had to move for this young man to become ours. There are still mountains to move but I can see the ground starting to shake!
This adoption is going to have to fall into place QUICKLY for us to make the age-related cut off established by US Homeland Security. The speed of this adoption is causing us to have to do one thing our pride rejects: ask for help raising funds. We know the Body of Christ stands ready and waiting to help us accomplish this task.
"With God, all things are possible." Matthew 19:26

Thank you in advance for your help, your prayers and your willingness to be a part of something "Radical".

For His Fame,
Nikki and the fam

9 comments:

  1. What awesome, awesome news! congrats & best wishes on the fundraising.

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS :) How amazing :) what is the age related cap with USCIS? I a not familiar with that?? PRAYING HARD, believe me I UNDERSTAND how hard it is the raise the money.

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  3. Praise God! So excited! I will be praying for you all. Keep us posted!

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  4. OH my...how AMAZING! So happy for you, your family and Francis! What a blessing!

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  5. Soooo excited for you all! Thank you so much for keeping us posted! Praying! Laura

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  6. Please go to www.giftofadoption.org for info on how to apply for a grant. One of our funding priorities is helping older children get adopted before aging out of the system!
    Sharon

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  7. How Great is our God! I can't wait to finally meet you at the BW tomorrow! See you then!!!

    Kristin

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