Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Moving Right Along

good news! the adoption agency sent a list of questions to china for us. we wanted to make sure that jiara wanted us as much as we wanted her. they asked her if she knew what adoption was, did she want to be adopted by an american family, does she want two sisters, and a couple of others. her answers were ALL YES! they sent us back the question form and five updated pictures. can a heart do cartwheels? it sure feels like it.

we got our fingerprints done yesterday. the trooper overseeing the messy process was asking many questions about adoption. he then admitted that he and his wife wanted to adopt but thought it was too hard, too expensive, and too time consuming.

so far, we have been breezing through the paperwork. it does take time, but a waiting child(one older than 5 or one with some sort of special need) can be placed just inside of a year. as far as expense, we are hoping to have all of it paid for with tax credits, scholarships, and some generous donations from family and friends(hint hint). 

as we were leaving, the trooper stopped and asked us for the website of the agency we are using. SEE how being open to one more life can save the lives of even more orphans? 

recently a friend of mine accused us of "buying" a child. she's right!


Our Father adopted us into His family


Jesus purchased us with His Precious Blood!

- Galatians 4:4-7, “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born of a women, born under the Law, so that he might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘ABBA, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.”
—1 Corinthians 6:19-20."Ye are not your own: for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

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