Our Journey To Charlie & Levi...

After 17yrs of marriage and "8" amazing children, God has continued to keep the fire for adoption burning in our hearts. Crazy?... Maybe?!?! But....Doesn't God call all of us to do CRAZY things for him? Isn't that what it means to Live for Christ? To make a difference ONE orphan at a time. So after months of praying that this little guy would find a forever family, he FINALLY has!! OUR FAMILY!! Join us as we pray, cry, fill out mounds of paperwork & fundraise to bring our son home. We give God all the glory for choosing to adopt us & for giving us the opportunity to Choose Charlie...And because we could not get Zhora(Levi) off our minds and God obviously placed him in our hearts... We're bringing him home too!!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Today I received a plain large yellow envelope in the mail. I broke the seal & pulled out 3 amazing packets of paper, & THEN...I cried! Our Home Study had arrived!!! So I placed it with the other waiting documents for the USCIS & mailed it TODAY!!!!! Yay!!! Please pray that it will be processed and approved quickly & our I-171H document will be sent to us ASAP!! Once we receive that final glorious piece of wonderful paper, our dossier can be sent to Charlie's country....Wahoo!!!! Can I get a Hallelujah!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Make that 2 Weeks!!!!

Okay...Today I am officially turning our $10.00 BLOG CHALLENGE into a TWO WEEK CHALLENGE.....LOL... Thanks to those of you that got us to the $50 mark!!!!! So, if you are reading this, see how YOU can help us reach our $1000 goal!!!! Since we raised $50 last week, we just need $950.00 to get to our $1000 goal in 2 weeks.....We are believing that God is in control & will continue to provide... Everyday is another step closer :)

Also Check back later for information on our

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Our Home Study is approved & completed &
on it's way to us!!!!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Thanks to Everyone that Donated to help with our $830.00 fees for the USCIS. We made it within $35.00!!! YAY!!! Today we are starting the.....


**If EVERY person that reads this blog DONATED at least $10.00. We would be on our way to raising the remainder of our $23,000!!! Just think, $10 bucks thats...

  • ONE Pizza
  • Dinner for 2 at Chick-fil-a, McDonald's, Etc.
  • Your Sonic Coke you buy ONCE a day x 1 week

*See how you can help this week and watch our CHIP IN button move closer to our goal*

100 PEOPLE = $1000.00


Friday, March 12, 2010

Home Study Is COMPLETE!!! YAY!!!!!!

Wahoo!!!!! Our Home Study Is Officially Completed!!!! This along with our USCIS application and $830.00 fees will be sent THIS WEEK!!! Yay!! Then we will finish compiling the rest of the documents for our dossier and WAIT for our I-171H to come in the mail. This is Charlie's approval to become a U.S. Citizen. Then we will be off to Austin with every document to get them apostilled before sending them to Charlie's country....Getting closer everyday!!! At this point we are $85.00 away from meeting our goal of raising the $830.00 needed to send along with our USCIS application. God has been so good, and we believe that he will provide every penny we need at just the right time. Thanks to all of you have continued to pray for Charlie and please continue to pray that the paperwork will soon come to and end and we can get it completed and sent so we can get a court date ASAP!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Paperwork Pregnancy Continues...

Today I Feel So amazingly blessed. God continues to lead us through our journey to bring Charlie home. Just when things seem way to hard to move forward, God reminds me of that little guy waiting...waiting for his Mommy & Daddy. It truly is like a pregnancy. The emotions, the hard work, the labor pains!!! So everytime I have to have a document renotarized cause it has a mistake, every trip I have to take to REDO the same document for the 4th time, and every fundraising event I encourage people to take part in is totally worth it!!! God has managed to place just the right people in our lives at just the right time. People that are encouraging, and just excited about what the future holds as we are. We are soooo Thankful!!! Please continue to pray about how you can help us as we get closer to sending our dossier and wait for a court date.

Ways you can Help:
  • Donate via Paypal or Mail to our home address (email me at wah3@hotmail.com )
  • Donate directly through Reece's Rainbow
  • Buy a Bracelet
  • Buy Yummy Coffee from Just Love Coffee
  • Place a Change 4 Charlie Bucket in your business

"For pangs have seized you like a woman in labor. Be in pain and labor to bring forth..." Micah 4:9-10

Monday, March 8, 2010


For All of you Coffee Lovers or for the Coffee lover you love, check out Charlie's Coffee Shop!!! A portion of each bag of coffee sold goes directly towards Bringing Charlie Home!!! These are some of the finest coffees & would make great Mother's Day/Father's Day gifts & you can even sign up to receive your coffee on a monthly basis. Click on the link to check out Charlie's Coffee Shop and try some of these amazing coffees....

Friday, March 5, 2010


As we continue to fill out paperwork, and wait for our completed home study, we continue to raise funds. As you can see our little fundraiser thermometer is SLOWLY climbing:) Because we have had so many people ask how they can help; this week we will be placing BUCKETS & BRACELETS in as many locations as possible. If you have a place of business, office, breakroom, bible study group, or any other place we can place a CHANGE 4 CHARLIE bucket and/or BRACELETS please post a comment or send me an email at wah3@hotmail.com & I will deliver them or mail them to you!! Also, any of you that have kiddos that would like to help sell bracelets we would be happy to give you some to sell. We are excited to see how fast we can watch the thermometer on our sidebar move UP!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Travel Bag GIVEAWAY!!!

For those of you that have visited this site, I am sure you are aware that the Travel Bag Fundraiser Giveaway has disappeared :( The giveaway will continue at one of our upcoming fundraiser events & those of you that had already donated for your chance to Win the Bag will still remain in the drawing. Unfortunately, we were required to remove it from our blog due to paypal restrictions:( Our Paypal DONATE button remains & we encourage you to make donations through Paypal or by mailing a personal check. You can also help us out by purchasing Choosing Charlie Bracelets. Thanks for all your support. LET THE FUNDRAISING CONTINUE!!!