Waiting for our baby girl

Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


We are so thankful and humbled at the mercy of Jesus. We got the call this morning at 10:30 a.m. from America World, telling us that our daughter passed court and she is legally, truly ours. We are so thankful for those of you who have walked along this journey with us. Introducing Lilia Yabsira Jamieson:

The first three pictures were our referral pictures and the last two were taken last week by a family who traveled to pick up their children. (Thank you Kara!) At this point it looks like we will most likely travel early April to bring Lilia Yabsira home. Thank you Jesus, your mercies are new each morning- great is Your faithfulness!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Awaiting the court date

Tonight while we sleep, our daughter will have her court appointment. This will legally make her our daughter and is a chance for the judge to make sure everything is in order and that she can be adopted. We will know tomorrow if she passed. We are hopeful, but cautiously. We want nothing more than for her to pass and come home soon. We are trusting God and His mercy to work that out. Please pray for us and join us in asking God to stretch out His arm so that our daughter will be an orphan no longer.

"Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this;
that power belongs to God,
and that to you, O Lord, belongs
steadfast love."

Thursday, February 04, 2010


We received our court date today! It was totally unexpected because we have only had our referral for a little over two weeks. We thought we'd have to wait a few more weeks until we heard. It is: February 17th!
We are so excited but honestly getting a little nervous with our homestudy update. Because we've moved and Brendan has changed his job in the last month and a half we have to update our homestudy. The homestudy then has to be sent to USCIS for the update and then to National Visa Center so we can get our visas. BUT, apparently, USCIS isn't taking just updates anymore, the homestudy has to be completely resubmitted. Which means a lot of work for our social worker and something they haven't done much of because this is a new thing. So please pray that we can get our homestudy visit scheduled in the next week or so (which would be a miracle!) and everything can be sent to USCIS so that we have no delays in travel. Another thing to keep in mind is that first time court dates have a 50% chance of passing. So, we may not pass the first time. A lot to pray about. But we are hopeful and SO anxious to get our baby girl home!