Praise God, the Perfector of our faith!! We received an email yesterday concerning our very soon return trip to Ukraine. As I stated in the last update, there were some issues with a few documents for our children that needed to be ironed out before the SDA would sign off on the adoptions. Our WONDERFUL facilitators in Ukraine worked very hard and diligently to straighten everything out in the shortest amount of time as possible.
Last week, the corrected documents were submitted to the SDA for permission to adopt our beautifully precious Maclayne, Teague, and Trenton. Our facilitators advocated for both our children and us. The SDA signed off on the documents and approved us to adopt our babies!!!
Our dossier and other paperwork are being submitted the region courts where our children are. We hope to get notice of our court date by week's end. There is a very real chance that we will be returning to Ukraine the latter part of next week. We are so anxious to hold each of our children in our arms and once again smother them with hugs and kisses. With God's Provision, this time next month we will either be on our way back to San Antonio with OUR children or already home.
God is so wonderful and mighty. We praise and thank Him several times daily for the gift of all five of our children: Copeland Shane, Silas Eli, Teague Josiah, Maclayne Faith, and Trenton James. David and I are so proud of our family and we love telling others about our adoption journey.
I'm still in shock that God has given me a daughter when I only wanted boys. And, I admit, I am EXCITED about it!!!
By the way, below are the "before" pictures of our children; the only ones that we had for several months. Wow, soooo much has changed!!!!
|Teague Josiah - NO longer "Igor"|
|Maclayne Faith - NO longer "Leeza"|
|Trenton James - NO longer "Tihon"|