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Homestudy complete?

(by Mandy) I haven’t posted an update on the adoption in a while because it has been at a standstill while we waited for our letter from Panama. We waited one month! The letter finally came in and our social worker said she has everything ready.  Now we wait to see if our agency is happy with it.  I’m a little nervous because our “letter” from Panama was more like an incomplete form – they filled in his name only and stamped and signed the bottom that his criminal record was clear. ... [Read more of this review]

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On the twelfth day of Christmas

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1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (ESV) 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating... 

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Homestudy complete?

(by Mandy) I haven’t posted an update on the adoption in a while because it has been at a standstill while we waited for our letter from Panama. We waited one month! The letter finally came in and our social worker said she has everything ready.  Now we wait to see if our agency is happy with it.  I’m a little nervous because our “letter”... [Read more of this review]

Waiting for a message

Our family has been in the adoption process since about October.  We already have four beautiful biological children but we wanted to share our family and our love with a child that otherwise would be without a family. [Read more of this review]  Read More →

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

(by Mandy) It’s official! We had our first “Brad and Angelina” comment this past weekend. I did not get offended or give a sarcastic response. I was really pretty shocked that someone would even think of that. It’s just funny that anyone would look at a family that is adopting from Africa and think of it as following a trend.... [Read more of this review]

What made you choose Ethiopia?

This is a common question my wife and I are asked when we share with people that we are in the process of adopting.  I wonder sometimes if there is a question behind the question.  However, I’m sure in most cases it is really an inquisitive question.  Why choose an international adoption over domestic?  Why Africa instead of Eastern Europe... [Read more of this review]

Take This Road Lord? Really?

This is a guest post from my wonderful wife, Mandy.  She actually wrote it for her own blog but when I reviewed it I asked if I could post it on Seeking Things Above.  For those of you that have been following along on my journey, I think you’ll see why I wanted it over here. Proverbs 3:5 (ESV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and... [Read more of this review]

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