This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Friday, May 22, 2009

SHE'S OURS!!!!!!! WE PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

our daughter....
Lola Joy Kalkidan Stanley!!!!!!!
The name Kalkidan means "God's Promise"!!
Here she is in an orphanage with her nanny.
Our favorite picture!

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow.
He has made me glad!
By the grace of God, our daughter is now officially ours.
It has been a stressful day awaiting news from our Director. We thought we would hear by noon, but didn't hear until 3:00 this afternoon that we PASSED court today!
In @ two weeks we should hear when our Embassy Appointment in Ethiopia will be. We are hoping for June, but it may be July. We are just thankful it's going to be this summer!!
Thank you for all of your prayers and support!
Our God reigns!

"God is gracious!
It is He who makes things right,
our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless."
Psalm 116:5-6

Thanks for sharing our JOY!!!!!!!!


Rebecca said...


Garland Family of 5 said...

WooHoo! So excited for you all. God is soooo Good! Love you all!

Julie R. said...

Sooooo excited for you, Julie!!! I've been praying for you and your family, your big day -- and so happy to hear that you passed! Blessings to you!!
Love in Christ,
Julie R.

Emy said...

GOD IS SO AMAZING! Thanks for letting us be a part of this... we love you guys!

Rebecca Henry said...

Oh Praise God! I was thinking of you today as our trip to China draws nearer and wondering how things were going for your family! Congratulations! God bless!

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