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

January 27, 2012


Here I go again, typing this as it all is still sinking in and becoming real .... you won't believe what we got in our email today:  our baby girl's adbandonment decree!!

We are so sad that she, like her soon-to-be-brother, was abandoned in a public place, but we are SO thankful to her birthmother for giving her life and having mercy on her by leaving her in a place where she had hope to be found. We're eternally grateful to the stranger who took pity on her and brought her to the orphanage. And for the orphanage caregiver(s) who have been caring for her for months!

With the email about this decree came MORE GOOD NEWS: we DO NOT have to wait a month for her birth certificate! {Because she is so young. This is an answer to prayer as we weren't entirely clear on this before!}

What does this mean?? What's next??

Baby R's waiting period after his birth certificate was issued will be up NEXT WEEK, Feb. 3rd!
After that our attorney can work on getting our cases presented in court and we will legally become their PARENTS when we pass court!! Can you believe it?!?!?! I am weeping tears of JOY just thinking about it and how soon it may be that I will officially become a MOTHER OF 3!

At one point we were told that it typically takes about 2 weeks to get a court date and 4-8 weeks after that to travel to bring them home, but who knows... we are trying to not trust in the words of man, but that it will all happen in our Sovereign God's perfect timing!!!

"The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with JOY!" Psalm 126:3



  1. oh that's so wonderful!! praise God!!

  2. Yay!! Praise the Lord!! I CAN'T WAIT to meet your children!

  3. Wow!!!!!! Brandon just yelled at me to get in here to read this! So cool!

  4. Truly GREAT NEWS - so happy for you!

  5. Hey, I saw on Kelly's Korner that you were a fundraising family. I wanted to let you know of a program we are offering to fundraising families through The Sparrow Fund ( that allows them to sell items like the ones on our fundraising Etsy site ( If you are interested in learning more about it, feel free to email me and I'll send the info along!