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!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FINAL Fundraising:)

Since we are within a few weeks of traveling, we are trying to raise the remainder of the money needed for us to bring our boys home & to sustain our home while we are away and not working. Since we are adopting a second child there are a few additional expenses that are needed. So here is where we stand:
  • $2400 Charlie & Levi's tickets HOME:)
  • $675.00 Levi's USCIS fees
  • $2500.00 Misc. expenses
Here are items we still need:
  • Double stroller
  • Carseats x2

***PLEASE consider making a donation or sponsoring one of the above***

We are so thankful to everyone that has been apart of this journey. In a matter of weeks you will be seeing pictures of two sweet little guys in their Mama & Papa's arms:)

contact us at wah3@hotmail.com

Monday, June 28, 2010

If You're Wondering?!@?!@

We were submitted, however ONE document had to be REDONE... So, it has been redone & we are waiting for approval & then to get it apostilled. Praying this will be IT!!!! And we can get our travel date. Please pray with us.... Totally dying to see these little faces.

Charlie with John Urban:)


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thank You Reece's Rainbow

Thank You to Andrea for stepping out in faith and following the vision that God gave you. Without your faithfulness our sons would not be coming home. May God continue to use you and Reece's Rainbow to bring God's children to their "Forever Families"

Friday, June 18, 2010


We have officially been submitted to the SDA!!! YAY!!! We should have a travel date in 2-3 weeks. Woo Hoo!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Calling ALL Prayer Warriors...

Tomorrow our dossier will be submitted to the SDA in Charlie & Levi's country. Please be praying for everything to be perfect & that we can get a travel date soon!!!!

"God calls men & women to take a stand, to pay the price, to be willing to walk where He tells them to go"

We are following where He leads...Soon to hold our two sons in our arms... Blessed, so very blessed!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Pictures of the Boys:)

Thank You to our new friends who are visiting their son everyday and awaiting their court date. I love it when she spots our little guys:) Keep it up. LOL

Charlie walking next to his Nanny

Levi headed to play in the water

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


So today we are in the WAITING stage... Still waiting to hear when our dossier will be submitted now that they have ALL the documents for both Charlie & Levi. We are also in the final few weeks of fundraising. We are so excited that Levi & Charlie have so many fans & that they are so willing to bless our family & both the boys by having a fundraiser. Yay! Here's what we know we still need by the time we make our second trip to bring them home.
  • $2000 Charlie & Levi's plane tickets HOME:)
  • $100 Levi's Medical exam
  • $360 Levi's Visa
  • $670 for Levi's I600 application
  • $200 for 2 carseats

Please pray about making a donation or maybe even sponsoring one of our FINAL expenses to bring these to sweet little guys home. We are so thankful for every person that has been apart of our Journey to Bringing Home Boys...

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Monday, June 7, 2010


Our final 3 documents have arrived safely in CHarlie & Levi's country!!! Thank you Fed-ex:)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Levi's Documents

Levi's documents are ALREADY in Paris. Next stop Charlie & Levi's country:) Sweet!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fredricksburg & Friends

OKAY... So apparently God had other plans for me today. My car decided to break down 2hrs from Austin. Thank goodness our good friends live in Fredricksburg and I am able to hang out and have a long over due visit. The best part of the whole thing, I got to ride in an old rundown farm truck with an 83yr old man, with no AC & talk about God & all the thing He's done in my life recently. So sweet of him to go out of his way to make sure I was safe & get me off the side of the road & out of the HEAT!!!! He was quite a blessing & I made sure he new that. Lol Please pray that the car can be fixed easily & I can get to the Secretary of State office in the morning when they open at 8:00am:)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Levi's CSP

Please pray for me as I travel to Austin Thursday to apostille & then fed-ex Zhora's (Levi's) CSP. This form states that we are also asking to adopt him along with his brother Charlie. We also were somehow missing a form that states that Sid uses several names (ie. Sid, Sidney) and so that will be included as well. Then pray that the documents travel safely via Fed-ex to Charlie & Levi's country. We are Oh So Close to being submitted!!!! Yay!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grown in Mommy & Daddy's HEART!!!

When we initially committed to make Charlie part of our family, we also asked to commit to another sweet little boy. We soon found out that another wonderful family had choosen to be his forever family. We were so incredibly happy for that little guy, but super heartbroken that he would not be coming home with Charlie. So after receiving our Homestudy(which approved us to adopt 2 children), and our approval from USCIS (which approved us to adopt 2), we have continued to pray about whether or not God was leading us to bring 2 boys home! So finally, confirmation!!! Yay!!!! I love it when God drops it right in your lap!!! So through tears of joy I type these words knowing that another sweet heart will never step one foot in an institution and that he will have his very own "Forever Family" These two little ones will have more LOVE, HUGS & KISSES than they know what to do with. They have truly grown in their Mommy & Daddy's hearts!!!! Welcome to your FAMILY Charlie & Zhora(Levi)!!! In a matter of weeks we will be holding BOTH of you in our arms.....

Zhora 3yrs old

Our "Levi"