Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our First Orphan Court Visit

    Today we had our first visit from our social worker from Riga's orphan court.  Our sweet translator came with our social worker and spoke with both boys.  The meeting went very well and both boys told our visitors that they were already brothers.  She asked the boys what activities we had done as a family and what our plans were for next week.  She asked us if we had any concerns about behaviors or health.  She asked if we were satisfied and were still considering adoption.  We both stated that we were completely satisfied and did not have any concerns.  We love our boys and we did not travel thousands of miles to change our minds......everyone has issues.  Our God is in control and He can help with anything that may come our way.  He is the God of the "only chance" and I thank him for giving me the opportunity to be mother to these kids.   I want them to know that one mother gave them life and this mother gave them hope....a future and roots for their life.  I want to be the one standing at the graduation.....the wedding....the birth of their children and all of the good and bad things that this journey brings their way!  I pray that salvation is a part of the next step and that they both will know Jesus as their Savior.  This is my prayer daily that God will shine the light on this need in their life.  I have tried to share His word daily and use each thing we do as a learning experience. I wish that I had my ABEKA Bible cards with me.....I love the stories and the beautiful pictures.  Those cards still convict me!!!!  Anyone who has every taught Bible with that curriculum knows how beautiful the stories and cards are for sharing God's word.
    Anyway, today was wonderful day...I was so nervous.  It was good to hear that the boys love us as much as we love them.  Continue to pray for our family here and at home.....everyone is off of their schedule and missing mom and dad!  My mom is amazing, but it is difficult for her to cover all of the bases!  I will be on my knees tonight praying for my sweet family at home!

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit , and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."  Ephesians 6:18


  1. We are praying for you all (and for your children and Mom at home!). Your words in this post brought tears to my eyes! We are loving the updates, and are praising God with you!

  2. I don't know much about your process (Since we are in the middle of domestic adoption), but when will you and your boys be able to go back home? How long does visit last? Will they be able to come back with you or do you have to wait until the next visit?

    (I'm praying for your family. I'm excited to read updates since we started praying for Davids earlier this year. I love your blog. Thanks for keeping us updated!)

  3. Our God is amazing! Your family, both old and new, is beautiful! Because of your faith, God is going to continue to bless you all! I've been following your journey and praying for you since you started the blog. Adoption is a choice I hope to make in my future and I've benefitted from your example of truly trusting God's plan for your family and stepping out in faith to not only bring Peter home, but David as well. God's plans are always grander than ours, we just have to be willing. The fact that the boys already feel they are brothers says it all. Awesome!

  4. Beautiful!! Praying for those boys to see their need of a savior!