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, June 21, 2009

Letter to the judge

We hope this isn't even necessary, but we have sent a letter to the judge who will be deciding whether to accept our petition by confirming CEJA's referral of our four children. If she confirms it, we will finally be invited to Brazil to meet and receive custody of Maynara, Abraao Lucas, Luana and Brayan... and then become their mommy and daddy.

Our friends Marcelo and Rose helped translated it to Portuguese for us and we emailed it to Luciana who will send it to Lino who will take it to CEJA who will hopefully get it to join up with the rest of our dossier before the judge returns from her vacation (which we hope will be in only a week or so).

We can feel all the prayers of our friends and family in the peace that has filled us during these last couple weeks. Though we are certainly anxious to get approval and go to meet our children, we are not stressing out about the timeline, for we know it is in God's hands. I'm sure we will marvel at how well-orchestrated this event has been in all of its details.

1 comment:

The Princess said...

We have been thinking about you all day -- especially your dad. We would love to read your letter, but we can't get into it from the link. In the back of our minds we have been wondering if our writing to assure the judge you have family backing would be good, but decided you would ask if you needed us to do that. You are always in our hearts and prayers. Love, MOM