Sunday, January 16, 2011

Starting Over

Happy New Year to you! I can't believe it has been 2 months since I have written. As many of you know, so much has happened.

We had a failed adoption back in October, and needed time to grieve this loss. I have mentioned the possibility of a moratorium (a halt on international adoptions from Ukraine) and the Ukrainian parliament continues to move towards making this vote pass. With this in mind, Chris and I have decided not to continue our adoption process from Ukraine, but move forward with a domestic adoption.

We are having to start the process all over - our home study has to be updated, we have to find a new agency, and we are thinking of adopting a child from the U.S. foster system. Of course, we are leaving everything open to what God has planned.

I am attaching the video clip from our silent auction. The photos/video were provided by our dear friend, Sharon Miller with Sharon Miller photography. We love her work and she did a great job capturing the joy of the night.

Silent auction video clip.

We will continue to keep you updated.

Much love,


  1. I am so sorry about what happened with the Ukraine adoption, and I hope your heart is healing. I will be crossing my fingers for you in hopes the domestic adoption works out for you sooner than later.

  2. With our failed international was sooo very hard. We too went to doing a domestic adoption.


  3. Thank you, both, for your compassion. We appreciate your continued encouragement and prayers.

    We continue to see God's faithfulness in this process.