Wednesday, December 12, 2012


On Monday, December 3, 2012, we had a court date. Four years and eleven months almost to the day of beginning our adoption, we have finally become a forever family.

 Some papers were signed that now state our three youngest daughters are legally and completely ours. Three wonderful ladies who worked very hard for and with us over the almost four years to help make this special day possible were able to be there too.

 If we had questions, these ladies had the answers -- and if they didn't, they would be sure to get the answer for us.

 With my (Deborah's) parents who prayed for us (and still do) encouraged us, questioned us, and were there too look after children whenever needed (and still do). They're some of our biggest fans and cheerleaders and words cannot even begin to describe how thankful we are for their active presence in our lives!

This was a crowded courtroom! A big thank you to all of you too -- our readers, friends, and family who have followed our adoption journey. We deeply appreciate your warm thoughts, words of encouragement, and prayers. Even though this chapter of our story is closed, the journey has really only just begun!



  1. And you're all so beautiful too! All best wishes for blessing abounding in every page that turns xx

  2. Whoohoo! My youngest saw the picture of the wee three in my Bible recently and asked about it. I got to share your story with her, and what a story of God's faithfulness for all of you!

  3. Yay!!!!
    Praise be to God!
    Your family is beautiful! How very happy I am for you all.

  4. Praise Jesus! What a sweet family! God is so good~!

  5. Congratulations to your beautiful family!!!! Doesn't it feel amazing to have everything finalized! Have you filed for Canadian citizenship for the girls yet? Rafael received his citizenship 6 weeks ago. We were told that it would take 19 months but it ended up taking just 10 months. Again, I'm so happy for you guys!

  6. What a wonderful day! Wishing all of you a lifetime of blessings.

  7. What wonderful news and I'm so happy for you all!!

    Praise the Lord!

    What a big day!!

  8. YAY!!!!'s been such a joy to follow your journey. So happy for all of you! Merry Christmas!


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