Thursday, December 18, 2014


We got a referral!!  We can't believe it.  They told us it maybe quick and it was. We received the information on Tuesday the 16th. Today we told them we want them! We can't show you pictures yet but we can tell you about them.  They are currently in foster care not an orphanage. 

The oldest is 6 years old.  She has brown curly hair, just like me! She has blueish green eyes that are just beautiful.  She loves to sing.  She is very talkative, according to her foster Mom. She does have a issue and I was a little nervous at first. However, the nerves when away after the foster Mom sent us a video of her.  She is health and a extremely happy little girl. In the video she is playing some version of duck-duck-goose but with someone dressed as a bear. She is running and laughing. She has a huge smile on her face. This made us fall in love with her.  We are going to have to build a castle to keep her away from all the boys chasing her. 

The middle child is 5 years old. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is very smart and sweet.  He hopes to be a tractor/truck driver when he grows up. We believe their foster home is on a farm.  He is going to be my Mommy's boy, I can already tell.

The youngest child is 4 years old.  He has very light brown hair and blue eyes.  The foster Mom said he does his choirs around the house but can be stubborn. When I told my father that he replied with "Pay Back!"  I might be in trouble with this one. He has this smile on his face that says "When this picture is over my horns are coming out."

We can't wait. We will have more information in the next few days!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting for the Match

All of our paperwork is in and approved.  In Latvia there are two ladies that match orphans up with families wanting to adopt.  They have had our paperwork for four days now. Every time the phone rings, I pick it up. Most of the calls are just telemarketers.

I have found some other couples that have adopted from Latvia. The information I am receiving is great!! Thank you all for the information.  Sounds like most but not all kids have had a hard time getting food when needed.  Jeff and I already decided we are going to do a food table where there is food out 100% of the time. We will have raisons or Cheerios out. Over time the kids will build up trust that they will always have food and that we will not let them starve.

While I was looking up information on orphans in Latvia I came across John Waller's newest song called "Orphan".  John is a Christian song writer that adopted a sibling set of two, one boy and one girl. The link below will take you to his song. The girl in the song is John's adopted daughter, she also sings at the end of the song.