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Life with Maria

We have been home with Maria for 6 weeks now! It feels like she has been in our lives for so much longer. She has nestled right into a routine. Maria is a social girl for sure, so we try to go fun places or visit family and friends every Read more…

By Anna, ago
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Adopted!

It’s official! Maria is now part of our family! It has been a very busy week. On Monday, we checked out of our hotel pretty early, and drove over to the government buildings in La Mesa. There, we signed some documents, and boom, legally Maria was our daughter. It felt Read more…

By Andre, ago
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Week 2 with Maria

What a week it has been! We are excited to share our ups and downs. To catch you up on the last week, it feels like we have done so much and so little at the same time. Early Tuesday morning we left Bucaramanga and flew to Bogota. Maria was Read more…

By Anna, ago
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Happiness and Sadness

We got to meet Maria yesterday! It was a wonderful, exciting day, and she is the sweetest, loveliest little girl. We went to the family welfare office here in Bucaramanga (what a fun name to say. Don’t take my word for it, say it yourself!) and met with her caregivers. Read more…

By Andre, ago
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We’re in Colombia!

After an extended flight (with brief pit stop in Panama City, Panama for fuel while waiting for fog to lift at our destination airport), we made it to Bogotá yesterday morning! Though there’s only a two hour time change (we’re in eastern time) from home, we were worried about messing Read more…

By Anna, ago
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Skype, Then Travel

Last Wednesday morning, we got to have a video chat session with Maria! We had a friend of Anna’s with us who was able to translate, and had the opportunity to ask a few questions we had. Despite varying signal strength, difficulty hearing or understanding some questions and answers, and Read more…

By Andre, ago
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We’re coming for you, Maria!!!

Our cascade of paperwork and approvals have gone through, and we have plane tickets to Colombia to go get our girl! We have been receiving tons of love and support to make sure we are ready to bring home Maria, and we are so grateful for everyone’s prayers and love Read more…

By Anna, ago
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Advent and Waiting

Advent: a season observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the second coming. This Advent season has been a very practical reminder of the hope and anticipation we feel as we Read more…

By Anna, ago
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Exciting news!!!

We received an email towards the end of October telling us we received approval from Colombia for our adoption! Our dossier had been approved. This is what we were waiting for. Wow, what an amazing blessing! From here, they estimated we would wait about 2-3 weeks for our files to Read more…

By Anna, ago