"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Monday, October 11, 2010

Referral Acceptance!!

Today we officially accepted our referral! This means that we have chosen to accept this child into our family. Without a doubt, without hesitation, and with tremendous joy, we signed the papers! He is our son! Our family is incredibly blessed by this amazing little boy God has chosen for us!!

So what happens next? Once our adoption agency receives all of our referral acceptance paperwork, they will turn in the necessary documents to the Ethiopian courts. The courts will then issue us a court date, and we will begin making travel arrangements! We are hoping this will be sometime in late November or early December. We absolutely cannot wait to meet our son in person and to finally hold him in our arms. I want so badly to be with him right now. I want to assure him that he has a family who loves him dearly and cannot wait to bring him home! Please continue to pray that Ethiopia will issue us a court date SOON!


  1. Yeah! Congratulations!! And I LOVE your pictures of the both of you signing the documents with huge smiles and wearing the perfect t-shirts. :-) Can't wait to meet him, too! God is soo good, even in the waiting! God bless! - Melinda J.

  2. Yay, Yay, YAY! It's official! He is YOUR son! WOO HOO!!!! LOVE your tees also! Can I copy the one of you for our baby book!? Praying for a court date SOON! :o)

  3. Yay so exciting! Praying for a quick court date!

  4. Ahhh so awesome! Love the pictures... They put a big ol smile on my face! :)

    Angela Ditchen