Lilypie - Waiting to Adopt

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Traveling soon?

I  haven't posted in a while but wanted to let everyone know that I should be traveling to meet my little guy soon. I am currently waiting to be assigned a court date. I have been so busy with life that I haven't been dwelling on this next step. I felt peace knowing that each day that passed brought me closer. Last week I got a jolt when a friend in my similar situation received her court date. The jolt came when I learned that she had one week's notice for court. Wowsers!  I am so happy for this friend and it brings me joy to know that she is getting to spend time with her little guy and mine.

News of her court date reminded me that mine should be happening soon. Yay! It also reminded me of all that I need to do to prepare for travel. I have been asked to bring donations with me. If you are inclined to help, please look at the list and let me know.

Thanks for stopping in for an update. I simply CAN NOT wait to bring him home. I praise God for this new chapter in my life. Thanks for sharing my joy and for your prayers!

Suggested Donation List

New or like new condition children’s shoes, all sizes
New or like new condition children’s clothing (infant to 14 years of age)
Developmental toys for children (plastic or wooden preferred)
School supplies for older children
Books for young children and school aged children (board books and easy readers) Bed Sheets, bed covers, crib sheets, (for infant cribs and older child beds)
Baby and child shampoos
Baby and child bath soap
Similac formula milk in powder form; with iron and lactose-free are preferred.
Baby wipes
Preemie, Infant and toddler size diapers
Baby oil
Baby powder
Standard bottle nipples
Anti-fungal ointment and tablets
Anti-fungal shampoo
Neosporin or antibiotic ointment
Hydrocortisone creams
Infant and child Motrin, Tylenol or other fever reducer
Pedialyte or Kaolyte (preferably powdered form)
Infant and child decongestants
Infant and child vitamins, liquid
Children’s Vitamin D supplements (found in several multivitamins)
Bactroban ointment
Alcohol Swabs
Saline spray or drops
Nystatin (Mycostatin)
Disposable surgical masks and gloves.
Medical shoe covers (worn in hospitals during surgery) 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What's Next?

Many people have been on this loooooong journey with me and I promise that I will update my blog more regularly. If you look a few posts back, you will see that I haven't posted since October of 2011, when I had been waiting 16 long months. Who knew that my wait would basically double. In February, I passed 32 months of waiting. I still believed that it would happen, I just had no barometer as to when......

Therefore, I was very surprised astonished last week when I received a call from my adoption agency saying that I had been matched with a sweet 20 month old boy.  Praise God! Instantly, the pain of the wait fell away. I was in love and I knew instantly that I could be his mom. ( I plan to write more about the actual "referral" call later. )

So, what's next? Well, now I wait for a court date. My agency says it can be 2-4 months before I receive word that it's scheduled. Please pray that this happens quickly. Now that I have a face and a name I am even more antsy about getting him home. I am hoping to have court on the shorter end of the  estimated waited time. I would love to get court completed before courts close for the rainy season. I will then come home and return after a few months for embassy. I know that God's timing is perfect and I place all of this in His hands.

Also, please pray for this sweet boy. His life is also full of change and transition. Pray that he is comfortable, safe  and that he feels love and peace wherever he is. If you have time, pray for me too. Pray that I prepare ever so carefully for this new stage of life. I know that God is with me and I am asking Him to lead me down this very new path that feels so right!

Thanks for continuing on this journey with me. I need you!

lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121

Monday, March 11, 2013

It's happening......

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12

It's finally happening. I am pleased to announce that I have received a referral for a sweet little boy in Ethiopia. Stay tuned for more details......

God is so good!