Friday, May 3, 2013

News and Upcoming Events...

I want to announce we are officially and legally Sevi's family! We have passed court and are just days away from being able to file with USCIS for her to immigrate to the United States. We are in the last leg of this journey. It's the place where you're ready to just quit all the fundraising, all the paperwork and just go get your child and be Family.
 But unfortunately we still have work to do. Both in fundraising and in filing and W.A.I.T.I.N.G.
Those of you who are currently in the middle of a DRC adoption know there has been delay after delay. We thought her process would go so much quicker than Maida's but due to changes that are being implemented we do not know now. But what we do know is she is coming home and we are preparing for her!
Let me get back to other news before I jump in and tell you about our next fundraising event.
A little over a week ago a friend of mine who works in-country was able to go and visit Sevi for us! This is a picture of he and Sev:

He had nothing but good things to say about her which pleased this mama's heart a great deal. It's one thing to think your child unique and special, that's pretty normal, but for someone else to see the amazing qualities she possesses just made my heart go pitter patter; and more than once I've asked God why we are so fortunate to be able to call her daughter.
We have several fundraiser events in the works but the first big one will be on June 7 & 8th. It is a:
If you happen to live close to us and have some things that are gently used that you would like to donate just contact us and we will come and pick them up from you!
We are still selling Candy Bars! You can order a box for $100. (Turn around and resale them and you've lost nothing!), Half a box, or even one or two at a time! We sell individual bars for $2 each. Also we have gotten back to making our African Paper Bead necklaces and bracelets. They are so pretty and they look fantastic when you wear more than one. We have lowered the prices to $15 for necklaces and $10 for bracelets. They are very labor intensive as we make each paper bead ourselves, so they are truly a hand crafted, unique item. Just email us at to order!
Bella and Tia are modeling the jewelry:


Please pray that our fundraisers will be successful and Sevi's paperwork will be pushed through in a timely manner so she can join her family! It's been almost six months since we were together and I am missing her a great deal and my friend who visited her said it is very difficult for her to believe we are coming back for her as that hope is just too big for her. I can't wait for her to see us walk through those gates at her orphanage again so she knows we meant it when we said we would be back and taking her home.

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