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!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


LIMIAR is one of the organizations that God used in very important ways to bring our family together.  This very special non-profit seeks to serve Brazilian children by caring for abandoned and special needs children in Casa LIMIAR, an orphanage in Sao Paulo, by matching waiting children with adoptive families, and by supporting adopted Brazilian children and their families throughout their lives.  This is one of those charities that does an exceptional job at what it does because of the heart that each of its members puts into it.  

LIMIAR is a small operation with only a few staff members, in addition to the staff of Casa LIMIAR.  They are well respected by every adoptive family I know, and by the government and courts in Brazil.  It is because of LIMIAR that any inter-country adoptions are possible between the US and Brazil.  

This time of year, LIMIAR holds a holiday auction on their website as a way to help meet some of the many costs at the orphanage.  There is a law in Brazil that requires a 13th month of pay to be given at the end of each calendar year as a bonus to all employees, and that is a big expense to an organization like this one.  

If you are interested, please pop over to the auction page on LIMIAR's website (  If you are able, please consider making a purchase that will support the work of this very special organization.  

LIMIAR means "threshold," because of the way they help children across the thresholds of hardship and struggle into the loving and full life ahead.

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