This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

America World has started a new blog to keep their families updated on the latest from El Salvador, China, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Russia and Ukraine. We continue to be pleased with the way they seek to serve their families as well as the children in all these countries (as well as India and Brazil, where they are working on building relationships in order to begin new programs there).

They have also started a blog for the "Orphan's Ticket Home" initiative. Here is the latest update on how the Orphan's Ticket Home funds are being used in the organization, Identity for Children:

We are happy to announce that our Orphan's Ticket Home campaign has raised $74,100.00 so far with 134 families donating. We cannot say thanks enough to those of you who have contributed to our campaign. (February 21,2008)

We are in our third month of raising funds for an Orphan's Ticket Home and we are so pleased to tell you how your donations are serving the orphans!

1. Identity for Orphans: in El Salvador they have already registered 32 children and 24 are currrently being investigated. 1 child has a court date on April 15th and 2 children are waiting for an audience with Procuraduria. 22 are also close to completion in the registration process. (March 13, 2008)

We are so proud of the work AWAA is doing on behalf of children who need families. We are privileged to be a part of that work. Sometimes it's hard to wait patiently for our child to come home to us from El Salvador, but we know that God is working mightily to bring him or her to us.