We wait and wait and wait and wait and wait…
And then there’s a day like yesterday – when great things happen and the tears flow.
Yesterday afternoon we received three pieces of news that have us doing the happy adoption jig.
We have passports for Wilna and Lovence!
Wilna Colopy. Lovence Colopy. It’s enough to give us goosebumps!
We also received the adoption decree for Laurentz. For those of you who know what a journey this has been, it’s a miracle to see his name: Laurentz Claury Colopy.
Goosebumps and tears!
And finally, Wilna and Lovence have been submitted to USCIS. That means we should get the news that it’s time to pick them up in about 5 – 7 weeks.
Goosebumps, tears and great joy!
We are so grateful to God for this wonderful news, so excited, so nervous, so full of every type of emotion you could possibly imagine.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your prayers, encouragement and love. It’s made all the difference on this long journey. I will update you on this blog as we get closer and ultimately bring them home. I will also be doing video blogs on YouTube of our family’s journey. So many people have prayed them home, we want to continue to share the ride! While we will protect the kids (allowing them to tell their own stories in their own timeframe and honoring their feelings), I will be sharing the parental side of adoption and including short, fun clips of the kids. You can check out our first preparation videos here and here. Subscribe after you watch if you would like to see our homecoming (which to keep from overwhelming the kids, will be documented by video but very low key!)
Thanking God for you and for this exciting new step!