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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

For real

So, it's all for real now.  We got our referral packet in the mail, offering us our son. We have officially accepted the referral, sent our acceptance to our agency, who already sent it to Colombia.  Still more paperwork for visas and immigration stuff, still more waiting, etc., but it's finally for real.

We didn't realize how much of the referral packet would have information about his siblings, both of whom we also know and love. We learned a lot about Julian by getting his brother's referral. 

The best part of reading all that information tonight was this very statement:

"The child traveled with his sister to the United States for the summer vacation program in 2008, but it was not positive due to the family's ineligibility."  Looks like God is still in the business of redeeming stories.

 Obviously the person writing that statement didn't know they were writing it directly to that "ineligible family".  

We got new pictures with the packet.  It may only have been nine months since we've seen him, but he's definitely grown.  I believe he's already taller than me....and David is not far behind. :)

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