Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And.....



First, I want to thank the many people who have prayed for me, this adoption process, and for the child who has been referred to me. I continue to be humbled and grateful for the ways in which God has been and is working in our lives. The news....It's great! The doctor evaluations were good and so, I have accepted this referral! Do I hear an Amen?? Because of internet protocol (I've signed a document to follow certain protocol rules), I can't share a lot of information or pictures that I currently have. When I am able, I will--Trust me! I faxed over agreement papers and have about 15 documents to complete for the region that I will be visiting. Those documents include more medical exams, police clearances (again), and other details. In addition, I am in the process of extending my immigration approval from the US gov, which includes updating my home study (with additional details) and being refingerprinted in Pittsburgh. If the immigration approval isn't extended, the entire process can be delayed. After completing the paper work, I will find out my travel dates for the first trip, where I will meet my "new son" and be officially presented with the referral. I will probably be in Russia for 5-6 days. I will then have return for court a month or two months later. Depending on court decisions, I may stay or have to return to Russia for a third trip. I'm praying that I will be able to go within a month and then return for only a second trip--the sooner the better.

I'm not telling Will quite yet--He is having a hard time waiting for Christmas. Since I have no true idea of the timing, I will wait to tell Will. In the mean time, Will continues to pray for his brother and talks about him frequently. He has no idea how much his life is about to change....

My niece, Ash, came over for dinner this evening. She brought a chef's hat and apron that my mom had sent for Will. (She had been in California over the weekend.)

Again, thank you for your continued prayers

6 comments:

Meliss said...

How exciting! I'll pray that God will continue to guide you in all the details!

The Stoughton Family said...

Is Wig to be a chef when he grows up? That's fun! And, congrats on the baby! I hope the rest of the process happens fast and goes smoothly! =)

The Stoughton Family said...

that's not what i typed...i typed is Will going to be a chef....i have no idea how that popped up!

Anne said...

Hooray! That's wonderful news! We'll continue to pray for the whole process and for this precious new son of yours! Can't wait to meet him! Well, I guess you can't, either! LOL! :)

Alaina said...

We are praising the Lord with you! How absolutely exciting! Praying for your continued journey.

Stefanie said...

Gayle, Praising God with you. Praying that all happens according to his perfect will and timing!
Blessings