Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Adoption Update

Well many have asked where we are in the adoption process and what the timeline is for getting Wisler home. We are currently at the end of our homestudy process. We have our last interview/home visit tonight. We are very excited to be almost done this step! After tonight's visit our case worker will write up our home study report. This could take a few weeks. While she is working on that we are currently gathering the rest of the document we need for our Haitian dossier. Once we have ALL those documents we have to have them notarized then translated into French. Then several of the documents need to be sent back for authentication. Once this is done we will take our dossier and send it to Haiti with the initial four thousand dollars. After that we will need to raise approximately another four thousand to pay for the Haitian lawyer (three thousand) and to Homeland Security (I think it around six hundred) and then various other fees for medical exams for Wisler and travel costs. So we have a long road yet. We are hoping to have all our paperwork done and send out our dossier and initial payment by July 1. After that we will work on the other payments. Once the money is all sent off the rest is in the Haitian government's hands. We were told it could take anywhere from 9 months to 2 years. We are confident in God's timing --we serve a God who can move mountains--He can take care of the government no matter how corrupt!
We are incredibly thankful for God's provision as He walks us through this process. He has provided so much in the way of emotional and financial support. We are still planning the sale for June. It is tentatively set for June 18-19 but we will have to see what the weather does. We are going to have an enormous craft section (thank you all crafty folks!!!) a bake sale and yard sale items. We will also be raffling off several items that folks have made. I am blown away daily by how many people love Wisler already... how many of you are adopting him into your lives so readily and lovingly. I can't wait to see him in June ( we leave June 3 -7) and tell him about all the people who can't wait to have him home!
God is the author of this story we are just being obedient to His call for our lives.


  1. How wonderful! I have wanted to adopt from Haiti since I visited there in 1988. I will be following your blog and praying for your process.

  2. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and for Wisler. I will be following your journey.

  3. :) I didn't realize my first comment posted. Sorry to post twice.:)