Saturday, September 3, 2016


No, we haven't moved a step forward, but we have some good news anyway.

  • This week we signed a new Power-of-Attorney adding the newest member of our adoption team, bringing the number of people who can sign for us up to four. Papers are already printed [in French and English], notarized, scanned, and sent to the USA electronically. 
    • Originals will either be mailed to the USA or delivered to the creche soon.
      • Thankful for the staff working in two countries to bring F home.
      • Thankful for people in numerous countries praying for F and our adoption.
  •  The staff continue to work on F's case in two ways:
    • a different agency that was asked for similar paperwork submitted something that "apparently was accepted by IBESR". So this method will be tried in F's case this month. Praying it works.
      • Thankful for sharing of information while working together to bring children home as well as keeping Haitian families together.
    • meanwhile they continue to work on the paper that was requested to have it ready for courts when they reconvene in October. 
      • Praying this isn't needed as there could be a delay due to a back log of cases or delays associated with political instability with presidential elections set for Oct. 9th
  • Better understanding on our I-600 visa. The November expiration date that had us wondering about needing to file for a new type of visa was for our I-600a. Last May, after meeting F we filed an I-600 which we now understand will not expire. So as long as we continue to let the USCIS know that the case is active we can submit the requested documents when they become available once we move forward after exiting IBESR. PRAISE THE LORD!!
  • We hear that F continues to do well despite the long wait. His foster aunt remains impressed when they talk about the waiting on how well he can express his feelings, even the hard ones.


  1. All good news! We made it back to the states. Already missing LaGonave! We were talking about the Konsey: Pou Timoun book and I was telling John about the "wisdom" examples tonight and we were giggling about the person selling the family's healthy oranges to buy sugary Limonade. Giggling because that Limonade sure is tasty! Ha! Then I realized that I didn't bring back a copy of the book for me to practice reading Kreyol. Sigh. I need some wisdom, too! We are praying to receive a referral soon, now that September has arrived. I can hardly think about it because I don't want to get hopes up. Trusting in Jesus to place the lonely in families in his time.

  2. I thought of you when I read the following in an online devotional that I receive, Kris.
    Lewis Smedes writes,
    Waiting is our destiny as creatures who cannot by themselves bring about what they hope for.
    We wait in the darkness for a flame we cannot light,
    We wait in fear for a happy ending we cannot write.
    We wait for a not yet that feels like a not ever.
    Waiting is the hardest work of hope.

  3. Alison-keep the faith. Walk one day at a time with Him, focus on Him, trust and pray for patience, joy and hope. Kathy thank you! Praying we wait well and that God gets the glory and honor.