Sunday, November 30, 2008

The beginning

In the past year, God has blessed us with many changes in our lives. Almost one year ago, we were led to re-affirm our faith in God and have found a wonderful. loving church home. (Thank you to those who prayed for this to happen. You know who you are. After years of infertility and a short round of failed treatments, we felt that if we were to become parents, the Lord would show us the way. I (Rita) have always been open to adoption, but it was just one month ago that Tim told me that God has answered the prayer and that we should adopt from Ukraine and that we should do it soon.

Our families seem to be thrilled and we are excited, but scared at the same time. We have always been around children and have 2 nieces (ages 25 & 18) and 7 nephews (ages 16, 14, 13, 12, 12, 5 and 1 1/2. They will all be one year older by the time we are blessed with our child.

So, from there, we have signed a contract with an advisor, Cathy Harris or Ukrainian Angels and are almost ready to make a choice on the Social Worker for our Home Study. We have completed our paperwork for passports and need to have the photos made, then make an appointment at the Post Office to officially apply. We may do the photos at the PO as well.

We know that we have a mountain of paperwork to complete and will begin on that as soon as we "hire" our Social Worker.

Please pray for us as we travel through this journey.