You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Lena's (first) mission trip to
Haiti turned into our
Adoption Adventure!
Can't wait to see what God has in store next.....

Friday, February 13, 2009

Got the package!

Just a real quick update......

Our documents are back from the Haitian Consulate in Chicago-all legalized....I've never seen so many stamps-lol you would think this is a craft project! There's the notary, then the authentication (got a big gold, foild stamp/sticker for this one) and then the stamp from the Consulate. Plus some pretty certificate paper and stuff....

I highly recommend the use of a courier for this service-Check out this link-she helped speed up the process so much....It was worth the fee. Especially since I've heard from other adoptive moms that this part of the process took 4 and 6 weeks in some cases. It took about a week and a half, including shipping time......Totally worth it.


I need to make copies.

And praying for that i71h document to arrive from USCIS-please pray with us. I know that it will come. I believe that it will come. I trust God's perfect timing.

Happy Friday, everyone!


  1. Hi Lena~ So glad things are moving along for you! Every little step counts! We're praying for you guys!!! Have fun making all of those wonderful copies... and then assembling them all:) Oh the joys and pains of motherhood!


  2. Thanks, Cara. I appreciate your prayers a great deal!




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