Thanks for your support of our adoption journey. We would love for you to join us in praying that God would give us wisdom, patience and perseverance as we go through the process to adopt our children! We appreciate the many people walking this adoption journey with us in prayer! ~Jon & Bethany

June 10, 2011

Jonah would like to announce...

that he is going to be a BIG BROTHER

To one very adorable 6 month old(ish) little boy who currently lives in an orphanage in the Congo!!

I have lots of cute pics from our vacation to Hilton Head to post, but this is obviously WAY more exciting so those pics can wait!! We're not allowed to post his picture on the internet yet, but if you see me around you can ask to see his picture! {I will proudly be carrying one around with me until we bring him home!!}

And you can join us in PRAYING that the little girl who is also around 6 months old would pass her medical, so she can officially be our "referral"! Once we have her referral, they said we should expect to bring them home in 4-6 months!!!!!

“Father of the fatherless and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation.

God settles the solitary in a home...” Psalm 68:5-6



  1. Wow! Congrats and Praise God!! :)

  2. AMAZING news! Congratulations!!! Praying for your babies to be home SOON!!!

  3. Bethany, That's WONDERFUL news!! I'm so excited for your family! We will continue praying for your family!

  4. Hi there!
    My name is Sara-Beth and we are another CCI family, waiting for our two baby boys (7 mos and 4 mos) to come home from Ethiopia. I started reading your blog a few months ago and have really loved following what God is doing with your family.

    I was so excited a few weeks ago when our dear friends Donny and Kim Friederichsen told us they are good friends with you all! My husband Eric is (was) classmates with Donny at RTS. Anyway, just thought that was a fun connection.

    I can't wait to see how God provides and prepares a way for you to bring your sweet kids home.

    Many Blessings!
    Sara-Beth Noll

  5. Thank you all for Praising God with us!! We are so excited to bring this little guy home!

    Sara-Beth! I'm so glad you contacted me! My husband told me that DOnny & Kim know a CCI family, but couldn't remember your names! We will join in PRAYER for your boys to come home soon!