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!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Update: So it has taken TWO days and 4 trips back and forth across the river to get the court decree, old birth certificates, and the permission needed to request NEW birth certificates for the boys. But it is done! First thing tomorrow morning we pick up the NEW birth certificates, go get their new tax ID number, and then take them to be scanned for their passports. Then hopefully monday we will have passports in our hand and can apply for visa's, and get the boys medicals done on tuesday... AND then fly H-O-M-E on Wednesday!!!! It's a tall order, but I'm told it can be done...Can I get an AMEN????

Most Important: PLEASE cover the boys with prayer over the next few days. They BOTH have full blown COLDS:( Green snot, congestion, etc, etc... We want healthy little boys to walk into the embassy medical exam on Tues!!!! Plus Mom is a little tired of getting smeared with Goo.Ha!

Progress IS Progress and I am HAPPY things are moving along, however SLOW they may be:)

"...whatever you do, do all to the glory of God"~1 Cor 10:31


  1. You can most certainly get an Amen from us...and Woot Woot to boot :). We will also pray they get healthy quickly....no one likes green snot!!

  2. If you are in Kiev or come through in the next few days and need american company we would love to mmet you :) You can email me: hismissionmine@yahoo.com. We are stuck here until Monday night it looks like and then we get to go to region. Your boys are precious!

  3. Yeah!!! I know you can get it ALL done :)
    We did visa and medical the same day. Well...we had our first appt at the embassy and went from there straight to medical. Then went back the next day to finish up at embassy! Can't wait til you are home with those boys :)