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!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
This is us with Kim's Puppa and Mary in Asheville. We met them for church and then enjoyed a spectacular Brunch at their community dining room. It was good to see Puppa, reconnect and hug his sweet neck.
James' grandparents live in South Alabama, and they were our southermost stop on our road trip. The kids loved playing with their dog, building forts on the sandy white beach, and visiting cousins at the Gulf Coast Zoo (employees, not residents!). They also met their little cousins. It was great to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa down south!
One of the big questions that came up when we were lead to adopt from Brazil (NOT a Spanish-speaking country, to the surprise of even well-educated individuals) left wondering how we would ever manage to raise bilingual children if their native language was one neither of us was proficient in. We thought we'd have to give up that dream, but even so, we wanted to prepare ourselves, so we spent some time working through Rosetta Stone for Brazilian Portuguese, and practiced with some Brazilian friends. This, too, was part of the Perfect Provision that God worked out for our family.
On a completely non-related note, here are some pictures from our visit to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.