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!

Monday, August 03, 2009

God's miracles with 4 Sisters

James sent me this email on May 20, 2008. Seems like we knew right away that these girls were someone else's daughters, but this email was enough to get us talking about Brazil.

Did you get this? I don't know that this will work for us, but it thought it was interesting--they ARE trying to start a program in Brazil. Interested in talking about it? (The program, that is, not adopting 4 girls between 2.5 and 10!)
My answer was:
why not? we could be a family of 6. let's do it! [pretty sure I was being sarcastic.]
and by the way, i would be willing to switch to the brazil program. yep. i would. [and that's how it happened--God got us to Brazil, where our children live!]

----- Forwarded Message ----
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:00:54 PM
Subject: Sibling Group from Brazil Needs Family!

Dear El Salvador Families,

We were contacted by LIMIAR as they have a sibling group of four girls, who are in need of a family. Let me share with you the information we have at this time on the girls:

Ana Maria (9.4 years old).

Luana (8 years old).

Giovana (5 years old).

Vanessa (2.6 years old).
The court in Brazil wants to keep the girls together.

We thank you for prayerfully considering this request and covet your prayers for these girls.


We met these girls this weekend. With their parents, Stephan and Beth. They were an America World/Limiar family just like us and we were so pleased to be able to tell the girls that we found out about them at the same time their parents did, and that not only did God find them a family, he used them to help us find our family. Such a beautiful connection and a beautiful family! We are looking forward to seeing them at next year's Limiar reunion with all of our children together.

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