TEAM BARNETT ADOPTION 2014 ~ Felix's Heroes Wall

The following people have graciously donated to our adoption fund and have made Greta, Felix, & Romeo one step closer to becoming "An Orphan No More"!
Greta's, Felix's, & Romeo's Heroes Wall:
Linda Wade ~ TX; Tammy Johnson ~ TX; Brian & Carol Miller ~ NC; Karl & Beth Brennan ~ TX; Sammye Smith ~ TX; Barbara Balthrop ~ TX; Jeri Newman ~ TX; Shirley Bowman ~ TX; Anonymous ~ TX; Kelly & Chay McClellan ~ TX; Heather Farester ~ VA; Terri Mauldin ~ TX; Sherry Hamby ~ TX; Laura Homan ~ TX; Cindy & Kelsey Cregar ~ MD; April Jurisch ~ TX; Danni & Rhaya Edison ~ TX; Brenda Baswell ~ AL; Anonymous ~ TX; Keshia Melton ~ New Zealand; Mistie Sutko ~ TX; Amy Epley ~ TX; Annie Trenda ~ WA; Jenny Raspberry-Martin ~ Canada; Amber Gilchrist-Anderson ~ NM; Bianca Montelaro-Oliver ~ LA; Sasha Fera-Schanes ~ CA; Gigi Glynn ~ NJ; Cordie Teddlie Everman ~ TN; Clydene Moore ~ TX; Peggy McAdams ~ TX; Kayla Groen; Kristen Abel ~ TX; Dandy Rivas Fleming ~ TX; Colleen Salinas ~ TX; Katy Pyle ~ LA; Sandra Lizcano ~ LA; Reby Lawler ~ TX; Charlette Flowers ~ TX; Mary Anne McCartney ~ TX; Colleen Krizak ~ TX; Rhonda Jackson ~ TX; Heather Woodall ~ TX; Heather Johnson ~ TX; Sherwin & Ann Lee ~ TX; Stacie Lee Mercer ~ TX; Anonymous; Wesley Barnett ~ MS; Anonymous ~ TX; Shirley Massey ~ TX; Jeremy & Mandy Danielson ~ TX; Anonymous ~ TX; Debbie Goff ~ TX; Jamie Discher ~ TX; Carol Miller Wise ~ NC; Cherrisa Shelton ~ TX; Sheilah Chisum ~ NM; Debbie Marks ~ OH; The Stokes Family ~ TX; Wanda Oldag ~ TX; Lisa Smith ~ OH; Michelle Hughes ~ VA;
Reece's Rainbow: Andrea Roberts, Nancy Thornell, Debbie Hannon, Michelle Zoromski, & Lucille Brown

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In-country Post # 4: Maclayne's GOTCHA DAY!!!!

This post is going to be very short and sweet with a promise to give more details in tomorrow's post.  The adoptions of all three of our children are finalized and we are just waiting for their passports to come in.  With God's grace, they will be in no later than Monday.  Since we have to wait until then to travel to Kiev for the last leg of our trip, we could not wait for our precious daughter's childhood to begin.

Her childhood began at this moment
At 4 pm local time, the emotional journey we have been on for 11 months partially came to the end as a new one started.  The day we and countless others have been praying for was beautifully answered by God as we walked our precious daughter through the gates of her orphanage never to return. 

At 4 pm local time, our Maclayne Faith was carried into her childhood by her mama and daddy.  Tonight she will, for the first time, sleep securely and peacefully encircled in our love.  David and I will sleep securely and peacefully knowing that our daughter will awaken to the love that she has waited three years for. 

Our precious gift from God
[As soon as the children's passports come in, we will have Teague's and Trenton's Gotcha Day.  The apartment we are staying in is too small for two rambunctious boys and we do not know how many more days we will be in this region.  We will continue to visit them and pray that the passports come in sooner than expected.]


  1. dawgonit! I love GOTCHA DAYS! Celebrating with a Dr. Pepper for you!!!! YEA for little sisters!!!

  2. Thank You for saving her. You have done an amazing thing.

  3. Thank God!!!! Congratulations! The pictures say it all - beautiful girl knows she is safe with her Mama!

  4. such a beautiful girl in her Mommy's arms where she should be.

    Cant wait for more on the boys

    you all remain in my prayers

  5. I love the picture of you and Maclayne walking out of those gates. I cherish my picture of Quinton and me walking out of those same gates. My friend Rebecca wrote and article about that picture and the intensity that she saw in my face in that picture and I can see that same intensity in your picture too. Taking our children out of that place is a feeling like no other. I am so very thankful that you and your husband were able to give those kids a second chance. We are sending tons of love and prayers your way.

  6. Congratulations! The pictures of you and Maclayne are just beautiful. You can see in her face how safe and loved she feels. Thank you to you and your husband and family for opening your hearts and home to these three precious treasures.

  7. I've been checking your blog lots, and hope that everything is going well. I'm concerned because you haven't updated. Praying all is well and you are just too busy with your new little ones to post!