Thursday, November 29, 2012

He is Faithful!

"O LORD, you are my God; 
I will exalt you and praise your name, 
for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things" 
Isaiah 25:1
God is SO good!  
Our dossier has been submitted to Hannes's country!
Our final document arrived in his country at 1:00 pm 
and was delivered at 2:30 pm.  
After arrival it had to be notarized - this is a time 
consuming process in this country.  
The government only accepts Dossiers prior to 6:00 pm.
It was still at the notary at 5:00 pm.
The team in the country spent hours requesting special permission to submit after 6:00 pm.  
At 8:00 pm the permission was granted and the dossier was submitted!
What an amazing God!  
  • To give us a US immigration woman who was willing to go out of her way for us.  
  • To have our amazing race and make it to the DHL office in time on Tuesday.
  • To have DHL get the paperwork to Hannes's country on Thursday.
  • To have a dedicated facilitation team who worked after hours to advocate for our little guy.
  • To have a government agency willing to grant us special permission to submit after hours.

What's next?

We wait.  Our dossier will be processed in the next few weeks in his country.  After about six to seven weeks we should receive an appointment to appear in his country to request him as our child.  Once we have officially received his referral we will see him and spend time with him as we finalize his adoption.   We expect to spend 4-6 weeks in his country.  We should be returning home with Hannes by the beginning of March, Lord willing.  We thank you all for your prayers.  We couldn't do this without your support and the strength that God provides.

Now for the excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Congratulations :) Our daughter was in the same baby house as your sweet boy, I'm pretty sure. We've been home for almost five months now. I saw your blog link on the RR facebook group and wanted to say hello! Hope you get travel dates really soon!

    1. Thank you so much! I love the support from the RR family! So encouraged by those who have gone before us...

  2. Woohoo! This is such good news! So happy for you all and I can't wait for you to go get your boy!

    1. We are so excited to go get him and love on him and let him know that he will never be alone again!

  3. Wow, that is amazing yet should we ever be surprised when God works out what we see as hard or difficult. He is amazing. I am so grateful and happy that your paperwork was submitted and little Hannes won't have to wait any longer to get HOME!!

    We love you all so much :-)

    1. We love you guys so much!! I am still in awe of what God accomplished - it seemed so impossible and yet, nothing is ever impossible with Him.