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

Friday, October 14, 2011

In-country Post # 5: The Boys' Gotcha Day Update

Their Gotcha Day is less than 48 hours away!!

Such happiness all around as our family will officially be joined by our rambunctious Teague and Trenton on Sunday!  Last night, we were given such good news from one of our facilitators here in Ukraine.  She called to tell us that ALL of the children's passports will be in today; sooner than we expected.

We were expecting a significant delay with Maclayne's passport because of regional bureaucracy.  David and I immediately started praying that God would intervene so that her passport would come in with the boys'.  Our facilitator told us that if we didn't get Maclayne's passport with the boys' on Monday, then she would start working on "Plan B".  The last thing she told us on Wednesday was to begin praying now and not to stop until Monday.

To be honest, we were a little nervous about Maclayne's passport being delayed.  But as I posted on my Facebook page, who am I to think that God would allow something as small as a passport get in the way of bringing all three of our children home?!?  Besides, He was the One who had called us to travel to a foreign country and adopt three special needs orphans.

It only took one prayer by David and me to be reminded that He is not only faithful, but He also delights in the prayers of His people (Proverbs 15:8b).  Ironically, I count the following verses from Jeremiah 29 among my favorites:  
12Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will
    listen to you.
13You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all 
   your heart.

Will I ever learn?!?


  1. is Trenton plotting to bite Teague's ear clean off his head? Sure looks like it! Either that or head-bash him!

  2. Hahaha! It's sad to say that you already know Trenton...but you haven't met him in person! Oh, man, are we in for it.....

  3. Welcome Home! My name is Rachel Whitmire and I'm the Post-Adoption Care Coordinator for Reece's Rainbow. I wanted to leave you a note and let you know I'm available if you guys need anything. Sometimes adjustments can be hard and it helps to have someone who's "been there" to talk to. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can help in any way. Also, make sure you connect to the After the Rainbow yahoo group. There are so many great families on there and it's a great source for support and advice. Shoot me an email if you don't know how to access it.

    Rachel Whitmire
    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry

  4. How are they doing? How are you doing? I would love to see an update!

  5. would love to see an update also!!!!

    Stephanie Lynch