Friday, October 31, 2014

Fund Raising Auction-Starts at 12:00am November 1st

All items can be viewed at :

Auction Rules
1. Please bid in $ amounts only, no cents
2. Every picture has an opening bid and shipping amount
3. Highest bid at the end of the auction wins 
4. You will not be notified if you are out bid so check back often
5. Winners will be contacted after the auction ends for shipping information
6. Auction ends November 7th at 11:59pm.

Thanks for helping to support our efforts to bring Nadia home.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Facebook auction

Okay, get ready folks.  Adoptions cost $$$$$.  We are selling everything that ain't nailed down.  Our FB auction begins Sat. 1st.  Still accepting last minute donations. (Just send me a photo of the item you would like to donate-and then be willing to pay to ship it to the winner.). I will post the actual auction link as soon as the photos are up.  Thanks for your help and support.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

More Information

It appears that I never mentioned the nature of Nadia's physical challenge.  She has Cerebral Palsy and  has undergone four surgical interventions to help mitigate some of the effects and give her more mobility, two of which were on her Achilles tendons, and two of her hip joints, in which she had implants to help correct a dislocation.

The last operation was in the middle of this year and she is still recovering, which restricts her ability to crawl or stand up straight without someone holding her by the waist. Her doctors plan on doing more operations because she still can’t overcome the abduction in her hip joints. Her upper limbs are less spastic than her hips and legs and her left side is better than the right one. She mostly uses her left hand while eating, drawing, or throwing.  She can hold a bowl with her right hand while eating with the left one.

Her future is very bright but there is no doubt the road will be challenging.  For more information about Cerebral Palsy, visit

The other piece of information is an approximate time line for this adoption.  Here are the highlights.

  • Our dossier must be submitted early next year.
  • Assuming that is approved we will most likely travel in the spring for an initial visit, which will be between 7 and 10 days. 
  • If we continue the process after that visit, there is a 90 day waiting period. 
  • After that we will travel back, go to court, get her passport/visa, then bring her HOME! 
If all goes well, we should complete everything before the end of next summer.  The clock is ticking and there is much to be done.  Keep those prayers coming!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Here we go again....

Two years ago Cathy and I set out on a journey to bring home a teenage boy with cerebral palsy from Ukraine. We jumped through all the hoops and by the grace of God we arrived in Kiev with high hopes and great expectations. Ten days later we were headed home empty handed and broken hearted. Our almost son decided to stay in Ukraine, thinking and planning at such a young age, that his future was brighter there. To this day we stay in touch with him and while his path has not been an easy one, there is at least hope.

Fast forward two years and here we are again, ready and eager to embark on another journey to a different country for another child in need. We are again hopeful and trusting completely in the providence of the Almighty to bring this adoption to fruition. Our three boys are excited about having a little sister and Nadia will have a small army of her own to command when she finally arrives. They will love, help, protect, cherish, and watch over her as big brothers are supposed to do. Many plans have already been made as the boys have begun to explore creative ways to help her over come her physical challenges. There is no doubt that she will receive the lion’s share of attention in this household, but no one is complaining.

Nadia is a beautiful, charming, and sweet little girl who is making great strides in her ability to walk, speak, and even learn English; she just needs more one-on-one time and attention. She will benefit enormously from having her own home and family with resources that will help her grow and overcome her less than ideal start in life. She is a radiant child who needs the hope of a family and the shared love of Christ so that her warmth and enthusiasm never fades. The whole family is eager to bring her home and are aware that her presence will have a profound and radical impact on each of us.

Please pray for us as we continue along this exciting path that God has laid before us as we undertake Mission:Nadia.