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We have lived in Romania for 16 years now. We have 6 kids. The top photo of our family is the day we met the twins, just before their 4th birthday. We were granted custody of them on their 5th birthday.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Adoption update

Well, we are excitedly awaiting to know if these twins are God's plan for our family! We have been approved to adopt and are supposed to receive the official paper next week. Most people after approval wait years to get their child b/c most people want newborns and they are hardly ever declared adoptable as newborns. We decided to go for siblings b/c they are the hardest to place since no one wants 2 at a time and it will involve much less waiting. Well, several weeks ago I called a young lady, an American living about 5 hours away from where we live. A friend had given me her number. She is adopting a little boy. So, we chatted and she mentioned these twins but at the time she just said she wished they could be adopted. She called me again yesterday and told me she spoke with their social worker and they are being put up for adoption...they had been abandoned at birth and the mom had always wanted to try and get them back but never managed...well she died recently and now they are being put up for adoption and Cari immediately thought of us. She told the social worker about us and the social worker was also excited. It is always helpful when the people involved in the children's lives want them to be adopted so we are really praying that this is of God.
They are a boy and a girl and they will be 4 in April. I have pictures of them already but don't want to post them until we know for sure they will be ours. The social worker even told me that she would wait to file their paper work until we had our paper work to be sure that no one else got them so it is really looking in our favor. Now, we meet with our social woker this week and pray she is in accord with making the 5 hour trip to see the twins and do what is necessary to have them placed with us.


Laura said...

Oh how exciting! :) We will be praying with you.

Sounds like "the twins" would be the perfect complement to your family - a girl to fulfill your wish and her very own brother to form a fast bond with your boys and then bridge the gap for her.

Isn't it exciting to see God's hand at work??

Jackie said...

THREE 4 year olds....?! You ARE out of your mind! :-) But I guess the Bible tells us to be of the same mind as Christ...not our own ;-)