Let's Take This Journey Together

In my attempt to find information for our adoption process from Uganda, I became quickly aware that there just isn't much out there. I wanted to create a way for all of us taking this journey together to be able to walk along-side each other. A place we can find other people taking this journey with us. A place to encourage each other during the journey. A place to keep up with the family after the adoption is finalized, because, let's face it, the adoption is only the beginning of this journey!

If you are in the process of adopting from Uganda and are blogging about your journey, please e-mail joshntash@hotmail.com so I can add you to the hopefully growing list of people who are bringing these orphans home!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Her Character

So, apparently the little girl we are pursuing in our adoption is going to be a handful:)  A good handful, but a handful!

She is super cute and cuddly.

That being said, she likes to have one-on-one attention at all times and is very demanding of that time.

Not only that, but she is an extremely picky eater with a ginormous sweet tooth!

Well, at least she'll fit right in, ha!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guest Blogger:Keesha Via

Here is another way you can help get the word out about our adoption.  My sister-in-law put this together for us.  Thanks, Keesha, for all you are doing to help us bring our little girl home:)

Friends! I am trying to help raise funds for two families to bring home two precious little girls from Africa!

From now till the end of this month, I will be giving 100% of my commission to these families.

For every dollar, they will receive 25% to go towards their adoption.

Plus! AtHome America is having their HUGE January SALE! So, you will get a ton for your dollars worth and give to a great cause at the same time!

Visit www.athome.com/keeshavia to look at a catalog and place your order. Or, ask me how you can give directly to these families' funds!

Please spread the word!

Let's try to get 25 $100 orders by the end of this month and help bring those precious girls HOME!

Keesha Via
AtHome America
HomeStyle Specialist #42343


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our Prayers Have Been Answered

Thank you all for praying.

Our director's trip is moving along.  We even got some updated pictures of our little girl!  Man, she is so beautiful.  They say that she has been an absolute delight to be around.  I can't wait to see her again...

So, continue to pray for these first adoptions from this orphanage as it is a learning process for all of us:)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pray, Pray, Pray

I just got off of the phone with our Agency who is in Uganda right now.

We need prayer.

I am taking the night to fast and pray for our adoption as our agency meets with Godfrey.

Pray for:
Godfrey, the director of Arise Africa, the founder of our Orphanage.
Lori, the director at our agency who is there right now trying to gather information.
Pray for patience, guidance, direction, relationship, paperwork, the children, the adoptive families...

Would you please pray with us...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Final Adoption Visit Complete

We just finished up our home study.  Now we wait some more.  Hopefully we'll have our approval in a few short weeks and then on to Immigration approval.

It's nice to have another step down after the holiday season with not much going on with our process.

Our Agency Director is in Uganda right now!  She will be with our orphanage by mid-week and we are so anxious to get an update on our little girl and see how she is doing :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"...the year your daughter comes home!"

I just got an update email from our adoption coordinator and when I read this sentence I just stopped and stared at it!

"A very happy 2011 to you - the year your daughter comes home!!"

Our daughter, we DO have another daughter coming to us, is in Uganda now, but will be with us THIS YEAR!  It's actually going to happen.

Right now I feel as though I just went in for my first ultrasound and have the realization that there really is another little life that is about to join our family!  You know, that feeling like you've known all along that this is imminent, but it has finally become real to you.

All of a sudden, I feel like our family is incomplete.  Like someone is missing.  There is room here for you, little girl.

This year...is a big year...