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Meeting Brooks and court hearing

Last week Tuesday, we finally met our son! Years of praying and waiting and hoping finally culminated in one of the happiest days of our lives.  We left quarantine on October 23 and had a few days to prepare for our October 27 meeting with him. After leaving quarantine, we were able to stretch out […]

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First days out of quarantine

After completing our mandatory 14-day quarantine at the Marinabay Hotel, we were able to leave as scheduled on Friday. We were allowed to choose between one of two discharge times: midnight and 6:00 a.m. Because we were relying on a shuttle from our adoption agency and because we were not able to check in at […]

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Travel to Seoul

After years of waiting, praying, and preparing, the day finally arrived for us to travel to South Korea.  I have to start this post by recognizing all of Bri’s tireless efforts throughout this very long and difficult process. While I have certainly been engaged, involved, and excited, Bri has been a woman on a mission. […]

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It’s official! Court date 10/30!

via GIPHY We leave in 2.5 weeks!

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EP approval, travel planning, adopting during COVID-19

Hello, friends and family.  We’ve been getting lots of questions lately regarding the status of our adoption and how COVID-19 has affected our family. It’s been difficult for us to find the time and, honestly, the desire to put down some of our feelings this year. I recently read a book on suffering. It perfectly […]

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Adoption Milestone: EP Submission!

Last month, we FINALLY received the happy news that our request for an emigration permit for Brooks had been submitted on May 18, 2020. We announced the exciting news on social media and are finally now adding it to the blog site. Our dossier that we had sent to South Korea exactly 262 days prior […]

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Building our adoption fundraiser puzzle

Over a year ago, together with our GoFundMe profile, we nervously launched a puzzle fundraiser to help ease the financial burden of our international adoption. The response was something only a great and gracious God could have orchestrated. We were able to sell 812 puzzle pieces and raise over $20,300!! While we still have large […]

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EP Waiting, Coronavirus, and Ash Wednesday

Anybody following our story knows that we have experienced many of the highs and lows inherent with international adoption. We have experienced the indescribable joy, the soaring of everything inside us to cloud-height, of finally seeing our son’s picture and learning about him and receiving updates on his progress. We have also experienced the pain […]

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Adoption shower + Brooks’ birthday

We have written about only a fraction of the many incredible ways that our family and friends have supported us throughout the adoption. The outpouring of love and support that we have received has been overwhelming. As if we didn’t already know this before, we are reminded time and again through this process that God […]

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Fall 2019 update – Waiting for EP submission

Happy Thanksgiving to our village! Some time has passed since our last blog post and we feel the need to give a little update even though there hasn’t been much adoption news to share lately.  On August 30 our dossier was sent to Korea. (See adoption timeline). In October, we completed our home study update […]

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