Sunday, May 31, 2009

Please keep praying for a miracle

We should be hearing from AIT this week. Please pray for a miracle, that they give us approval to bring Andrew home!! We are thrilled to have seen him again. Here are some pics that we snapped during our chat with him. He said "MA MA" during our chat!  :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Adoption Update

Well, Tina had her interview at AIT. It was 3 hours of repetitious questioning. She was almost in tears after it was all over. Some of their questions are quite concerning and just didn't sit right with any of us. That being said, we COULD get approval from AIT next week. However, with all of the red flags that they are sending up in our case and another case as well (PLEASE keep praying for them too), Jarrod and I have contacted our government representative's office. We are encouraged, as the two people there who are currently assisting us are extremely helpful. Truly God-sends! They are beginning to cautiously step in, so as to not offend and make things worse, but to hopefully keep things moving in the right direction. We are pleading with all of you to continue praying with us during this crucial time in our adoption. Only the Lord knows why all of these things are happening, and how they will be resolved. We are continuing to trust in Him for wisdom, guidance, and peace in the midst of the storm. Thank you again for all of your prayers and support. This is a huge trial, but we are believing for miracles!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Please Pray For Tina

Please pray for Andrew's biological mother, Tina. She is being required to travel to Taipei for an interview at AIT. This is the institute that represents the US government in Taiwan with immigration issues.This past week another biological mother made the same trip to AIT, and it was horrible. She was harrassed for FIVE hours, completely inappropriate. This is the short version of the story. So please remember Tina in your prayers. Her interview is at 10pm EST on Monday night.

Please continue to pray for Luke and Deana who are helping us to bring Andrew home. They are having to help these poor mothers make the very long trip to Taipei, and this entire thing is very much taxing them. Our foster mom, Pauline, also had no plans of Andrew being with her this long, and needs your prayers as well.

We are trusting the Lord and leaning on Him for everything. It's all in His hand, and we truly appreciate your prayers. We know that He hears.....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More "seemingly" big mountains

We are now facing another obstacle. AIT is now requesting an appointment with Andrew's birth mother in order to interview her. They have had our paperwork for weeks now, and after writing to them directly, this is what we have heard. They have requested that we have her contact them to schedule an interview. We are continuing to pray for more miracles. That they will agree to speak with her in the next day or two, and that immediately after they speak with her they will give us our visa appointment for May. So that's the latest......we are facing mountains, but we serve the God Who moves them! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Still waiting, hoping, & praying

Another week has passed with absolutely no word on an appointment date with AIT. We believed that we would be traveling in one week, but don't know how that can happen now. The expiration of our US paperwork is quickly approaching, and so we are again on the edge of our seat continuing to pray for miracles....... Haven't seen our boy in quite some time either, which is also very hard for us. We want to thank you all again for your prayers. We know that the Lord hears.