Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Going back


Well I'm finally making the official announcement:
We've begun the adoption process again!


I can't really share many details yet. I will just quickly say that we're adopting much sooner than we'd anticipated and that it's a bit of a long story. I can also share that we're hoping to adopt Ethiopian children who have been waiting (and waiting...and waiting...) for a family. Kids who need homes today.

So we're up to our ears in paperwork and social worker visits, and to be honest, it's a bit overwhelming. (This process sure is more daunting when you have five young kids at home, as opposed to just the one!) I'm excited, and nervous all at once. Our social worker visits are complete (yay!), but we're still needing to get our physicals, fill out a bunch of forms, get fingerprinted, etc. My kids have this game called "Busytown" and, well, that pretty much sums it up!

But we're going back to Ethiopia!
I can't wait.


24 comments:

From Diapers To Dorms said...

Congratulations to all Heldts, current and soon-to-be! What a blessing for all involved.

Bekah said...

Yea! Yea! Yea! I've told you before, but I'll tell you again...We're sooooo happy for you guys and so excited to watch and see where the road that the Lord has for your family takes you.

MoonDog said...

WOW!!!! YAY!!! good for you!!!! we are heading to Ukraine again soon ourselves!! Looking forward to seeing your new child!

excitedtobeafamily said...

Congratulations! I am so excited to follow your journey! You have opened my eyes to a lot of things and I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you!

Renee said...

So happy for you!!!!

darci said...

congratulations~! that is wonderful news. can't wait to hear more. :) darci

Shonni said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL! THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS!

Ginger said...

So excited for you all, especially for your future children! Can't wait to follow your new journey.

Joanie said...

Bless you, Brianna and Fam! I will be praying for your waiting child(ren). And for all of you! Great news!

Shana said...

Awesome! I know that you guys will be able to give some older children exactly what they need. God bless you, and congratulations!

r. said...

Congrats!

Owlhaven said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary

Paige said...

Congratulations you guys! Very exciting news, and we can't wait to hear all about it.

The Fearnsides said...

YAY!! What exciting news! Will also be praying for you and your family.

Monica

Emily B. said...

yea! congrats! are you using AAI again? I can't wait to read more. good luck

Kristen Borland said...

SO exciting!! God bless all of you and your willing hearts!!

Charity Hildebrand said...

Woohoo! Such exciting news!

Julie said...

Congratulations! How exciting. It warms my heart to hear you will adopt older children who have been waiting a while. My heart is completely sold out for the older orphans of this world.

God Bless,
Julie

p.s. I'm praying my husband will get on board to do the very same thing soon:)

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

I guessed right! Congratulations!

Mommy Laity said...

Love you! Praying for you! Big Hugs for everyone!!!

Dawn said...

YAY! I can't wait to hear more!

Amy Bottomly said...

Congratulations! I saw you fb status about dr visits and notarys and wondered so I came to check it out. :)

Maybe we can meet at the Summit?? Are you still going?

Kasey Ellis said...

I was so excited to read this!! I found your blog when we first began talking about adopting from Ethiopia, and it has been such an encouragement! We'll be praying for this process to go smoothly for you and your family :-)

Queen Of The Castle said...

just stumbled upon your blog. we have been home about three months with our three darlings from Ethiopia. wishing you a wonderful journey back to Ethiopia!!

 

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