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!

Friday, December 04, 2009

4 December 2009--Back to the Court

Since we were not able to meet with the DA yesterday, Lino picked us up again this afternoon to go back to the court.  We got dressed up in nice clean clothes and cute hair-do's to show off our beautiful family to the DA and the people at CEJA.  After waiting for almost an our outside the DA's office, we found out that she was elsewhere and was not going to be able to meet with us.  Normally she likes to meet a family face to face before she signs off on the finalization of an adoption (the judge can't issue the adoption decree without the DA's approval).  This time, since it didn't work out, she agreed to sign off without meeting us.  We went upstairs in the same building to meet someone at CEJA who fought hard for us when before the Judge agreed to grant our petition to adopt our children.  She wasn't in the building either.  So, we said hello to a few people, shook a few hands and headed home.  On the way home, Lino got a phone call saying that the papers were all ready and being signed.  He went back to the court to check everything over with a fine-toothed comb.

Once again, things in this adoption process didn't turn out looking like we thought they would, but the bottom line is...


The adoption is complete and now we just need to do some leg-work (Lino does the heavy-lifting) to get birth certificates, passports and visas.

Praise God for His Faithfulness!  (Really, just do it.  He's faithful all the time!  Go ahead and praise Him right... now.)

1 comment:

The Princess said...

I am praising God through my tears of joy! Now I have forever grandchildren!!

Amor, Vovo

P.S. Everyone looks beautiful.