Two months in a row with MAJOR adoption news! After the first 2 years of hearing nothing, this is very exciting!
Wisly (we will be changing his name to Wesley) was 2 1/2 when first met him. (On paper anyway… they don’t actually keep birth records in Haiti, so it’s a made up age and birth date). He is now 5. If we didn’t know God’s timing is perfect we would be mourning the loss of those critical years. But we have been privileged to see a reason in our wait, which is not often the case, and so we keep trusting in the One who is truly in control. (It’s not the Haitian government).
Our latest news is that our dossier (paperwork) has finally cleared IBESR (social services) and is ready to head to COURT! We also heard we may not have to appear in person before the judge (a huge money saver with the cost of travel these days!)
When we knew we were getting close to this point three weeks ago, we started praying about the $2120 we would need to send to finish the paperwork process in Haiti. As of today, thanks to generous church family, we are praying for only $816. Small gifts of on-hand cash and larger checks all add up to make such a difference!
We are so close. We could be counting on one hand, the months left until our little guy is finally with us. We will have crossed the 3 year mark when that happens.
If you’d like be a part of this special little guy’s story, you can donate any amount on our fundraiser page via paypal. (Or buy our CD!) 🙂 We still have travel costs, and follow up homestudy visits coming up as well. We are so blown away when we realize how far in this process we have come (over $20K in fees and travel). It has been a faith building and humbling experience, and we could not have done it without our family, and community, both local and virtual!
I’ll finish this update with the song my heart is singing this weekend, for those who haven’t seen it. This is my “Haiti Song.”