Thursday, October 2, 2008

Destination Ellie: Update

Good news! This week we received our amended 171H form (immigration approval). This was such a huge blessing. Honestly, this one piece of paper is one of the most expensive things in the adoption dossier process. We were concerned that we would have to pay for it all over again when the doors in Vietnam closed on us.

We should have known better.

God has worked out so many things for us, and it is truly amazing to see Him at work in bringing Ellie home to us. With the 171H form in hand, we are now hurrying to gather the rest of our documents for our Ethiopian dossier. We can get a "match" (referral) any time now, and we are eagerly searching our agency's website daily as new girls are added often. Our director is actually in Ethiopia at this time meeting the children. We are praying for our little girl to be found very soon.

Meanwhile, I have bought pink paint for Ellie's room! How fun is that? And I also got a great bedding set... pink, green, yellow, flowers, butterflies...can you say "girlie"? I am lovin' this!

Please continue to pray for Ellie. Pray specifically for her safety, that she has plenty to eat, shelter, and necessary medical care. Pray for her birth parents as they make this incredibly difficult decision to make an adoption plan for their precious little girl. Pray that we are patient in waiting for her to come to us.

I promise to keep you posted!

4 comments:

v.curry said...

Daily I look here to see if there is news!! This is soooo great!! Will keep eyes open here still, and can't wait til she comes home...yeah...bet that room is going to be so awesome!

Love you all!!
"Auntie" Vicki

Lydia said...

Ellie! Ellie! Ellie!! I can't wait to meet her! I'm so so excited about how God is making this work so quickly now! You've got to post pics of her room so I can see what's going on. We are praying every night for her to come home soon. I love you!

Jo Ann said...

ELLIE, PAPA AND I ARE TRYING TO WAIT PATIENTLY FOR YOUR HOMECOMING; BUT THAT'S HARD WHEN WE ARE EXPECTING OUR PRECIOUS LITTLE GRANDDAUGHTER TO COME HOME. WE LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE!!!
NANA AND PAPA

CHRISTY said...

I could have kissed the mailman the day he brought our 171H! Who would have known that one little piece of paper could be such a "golden ticket." Lily is continuing to pray faithfully for you to get your Ellie and that she has enough food to eat today.