Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks & A "Little" Surprise!

It’s a GIRL!!!

We are officially announcing our journey to adopt a little GIRL from the country of Honduras.  We are overjoyed to share the news... and very excited to add to our family!

For most of you, our decision to adopt is no surprise.  We’ve shared our heart for the fatherless… and we have prayed continually for God to show us the right time to adopt a child (or 2) of our own.

Why Honduras? 
It looks like Guatemala adoptions are on hold indefinitely.  So, we are looking to the neighboring country of Honduras to add to our family.  The two countries share a similar story and culture, as well as being close in geographic proximity.

Right now, we are finishing up the home study process and the mountain(!) of paperwork that will become our dossier.  We are hoping to submit the dossier by early 2012 and then be placed on the waiting list soon after.  All in all, the process is estimated to take about 2 years and cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000.  If you look over to the right, you can see the results of our fundraising efforts to date.  Would you support us and help bring our daughter home?  We would love for you to be a part of our adoption story.

Please pray for us as we continue traveling down a very long road...
Feel free to follow along here, our family blog, as we document the journey.

Darrell & Kristin