"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Tuesday, July 17, 2012



We got word yesterday that the US Embassy IS NOT requesting a birth family interview in our case -which is so rare!  We are leaving THIS Thursday to head to DC and then on to Ethiopia for an embassy date next week and to pick up our kids- FOREVER!!  We are in disbelief and SO excited!  I can't believe that we first saw these kids on a waiting child's listing just 6 months ago and now we are leaving to bring them home!  What a whirl-wind it has been, but God is SO SO good!
We are not sure what Internet access we will have, but we will do our best to keep you all updated through either the blog or facebook.
Things that you can be praying about are:
1. That both our hearts and our kid's hearts will be open and ready to love each other fully and with abandon.  That they are ready to have a forever family! 
2. That we will begin to bond, even before we step back onto
US soil! As well as that their little hearts will be able to adapt to the culture shock.
3. That as we meet the kid's birth- step-sister (most likely on Monday) that we will have a precious, amazing and open time with her and that a life-long bond will be formed.
4. Safety for us all as we travel-and for health-that none of us gets ill and that God protect our other children here at home who will be with their grandparents, especially little Seble, who can't understand yet.
5. That God will prepare us, our children at home, as well as Bete & Haile, for all of the changes that are about to take place in our family.
6. That as we return home, the adjusting that will have to take place will go smoothly, and that we will all exhibit grace and love, as everyone adjusts to two new members.
7. That the Lord will put a hedge of protection around our home, our hearts and our children's hearts, (especially in these next few months), as we learn what it means to be a family of 10!

Thank you for your love, your prayers, your support-in more ways then we can list, and walking with us on this journey!

Ephesians 2:10 " For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do".


  1. yahoooo!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

  2. Happy Day!!! Praying for you all!!! We share in your thoughts and concerns as you travel to ET to your two new children to bring them home. We, too, as we wait for court, have many of these thoughts swirling in our hearts and heads. Safe travels and well wishes.

  3. Our God moves mountains! You are on my mind and heart and in my prayers... Safe travels! Praise God your children are coming HOME!

  4. Such wonderful news, have a wonderful life changing trip with your new kids! Hope the transitions are smooth!
    Holly Arnold

  5. Adam and Amber!

    As parents of 9 older adoptees (ours from Russia), we just couldn't be happier for all of you! Praise God! And then let's praise Him again! He makes families in the most unexpected but wonderful ways!!! Your good news is an encouragement to us as we go through the process of adopting a sibling group of four. We're always in need of the reminder that God moves mountains, as Amy commented!

    Amber, pls feel free to contact me at barrennomore@gmail.com. (Friends with Russ and Heather Nordstrom)

    Denise Reynolds


Our Airport Homecoming for our 2nd Adoption~

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Our Journey up to our Referral

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Seble's Referral Video

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"Although it may not always be obvious to us, there seems to be one distinct moment when God begins a new story in each of our lives. He writes words on our hearts that long to be spoken and strain to be lived out. Then with His own great hand, He begins to write the script. Experience by experience through seemingly ordinary days, He supernaturally orders our lives. Only when we look back and reflect on what appeared to have been the ordinary events of life does it become clear what a miracle the Lord has performed." Jan Beazely

LUCY LANE-AGCI-ADOPTION VIDEO! This inspired us to follow our dream!


What Adoption is About! What a Testimony! Lundy's Adoption

We Love this family and this video is inspiring!