Monday, July 6, 2015

No news

If you are waiting for an update, we do not have any news! The kids sit and wait! We are waiting on judges. We are praying for news on Friday! Thank you for all of  your prayers and support. Technically we should have been finished in the next week but delays happen. Stayed tuned....never an easy process!

Sunday, June 21, 2015


There is a boy age 10, 6 years ago he could sit and understand what was going on and pull to stand. Now he can barely lift his head and is wasting away. He is so thin and his body twisted. He waits for a family. Will anyone come? Will they make it in time? He loves to be held and loves attention and can still smile. He recognizes volunteers. Please share him. He is in a place that allows older parents and large families. He deserves to have love and a family and food!! Please pray for him. This is his

Want to read what it is like for theses kids? Read "The Boy From Baby House 10" by Alan Philips and John Lahutsky  this is written by a boy about his life in a Russian orphanage.

Freedom for orphans!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Waiting waiting waiting

Waiting for court dates!!!!! Seems to take forever! Brian made it back after trip one! He had fun using the metro around one city and got to meet up with some other awesome families and missionaries. And managed to find his apartment ok despite the first mix up! Although he did travel to another area by car and was expecting to return later in the evening but miscommunication, he was supposed to completely pack up! Oops again. But no one else needed the apartment that night and he returned the next day. He went to a small town to meet Whitaker. Whitaker has been chosen as a favorite and has been getting extra meals. His weight was good but no muscle strength at all. There are a lot if people praying for Whitaker and he has been given extra protection. We need more prayer for court. This area almost never does international adoptions because the kids are older and classified as severely disabled and are not chosen very often. So keep on praying! We appreciate each and everyone of you that has been praying along the way! It does make a difference. We did find out that court will not be together and we have 2 separate courts so this will entail a few extra trips across the ocean during busy travel times and increased airfare so pray for all the finances to come through and be enough is also needed! Sergei and Crosby continue to keep blooming!M spend 10 minutes with these boys and you can understand why we are adopting again!! Freedom for orphans!! God does not intend for them to be ignored and to suffer!

Monday, June 8, 2015

So Many Children

Brian made it safely and was able to meet Octavian! He is very sweet of course. Can give more details after everything is finalized! He met several other kiddos there as well and got to hold them for a tiny bit and offer some love!! My heart breaks for these sweeties!! This is a good baby house. The kids are taken care of best as possible! Tomorrow morning he travels to another area to meet Whitaker. Praying he is not in as bad shape as Sergei was. Things have been fairly calm so far. He did end up at the wrong apartment and building because everything looks the same! Luckily his key didn't fit and he figured it out! Oh my!! Jet lag probably had something to do with it as well! Thanks for all of those that are praying! We really appreciate it! More later......

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time to go!

We have our date for our appointment to get our referrals to meet the boys! Brian will fly out next week!! Can't wait to find out more about our soon to be kiddos. Please pray for protection for all! Meanwhile we have a lot to get done in the next several days!! This will be the first trip of several! During this time, we will have a day surgery appointment for Crosby. Most likely he has limited or no hearing in one ear which could be causing delays in his speech. He is doing great, learning lots of signs! His favorite activity is being outside....

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Walking on Sunshine!

Today we found out that the family before us is travelling next week! Hopefully this means we will travel soon! Please continue to pray for the protection of Whitaker! He is in a very horrible place and still has to hang on for awhile longer! Once we have court, he will still have to wait 10 days after that! Pray for all our dates to work out for court and pick ups. We are travelling to 2 different areas so we will be required to have 2 different court dates and such! The less trips the better. Brian does not have as much vacation time this year so he will make at least 3 round trips if not more! Also our fees are a lot more since we are going to different places so we need prayer for funds. It should not cost so much but it does! A life is priceless! God did not design for children to be discarded and then left for years to suffer from neglect and starvation. So wish we could bring home more! Please consider adoption, you will be so blessed! Don't let fear stop you or your age! Thanks all!

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Well the last minute trip to the Capitol paid off. Brian was able to get our seal for our paper and then find a DHL shipping location after a little confusion. Our document made it to the right place on Monday and our official documents were submitted today!! Yes! Now we wait for a travel date! Most likely it will be 7 to 8 weeks out but we are praying for a miracle so poor Whitaker doesn't have to suffer that long! We are about half way funded! If you would like to help by buying at shirt that would be or you can donate right to our tax deductible Thank you so much! Appreciate prayers!