Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
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Friday, September 4, 2009

It's Official

We have decided to adopt Little Boy B. I wish I could share his picture here, it's really cute.

Fortunately, much of our paperwork from Amelia is re-useable. There's still plenty of "really urgent" stuff to do. Like...figuring out if we need to re-name the blog (The Howletts 6???)...determining what little boys like to play with...changing a room from pink to...a color that is not pink.

Since Little Boy B recently became a waiting child, our agency thinks the process will be pretty quick. As in, it's reasonable to expect to travel in December or January.

We are trusting God to provide the resources we need. We can only imagine how much pain and loss this little guy has already experienced. May God provide healing and may we provide much love and blessing to our new son.


michelle said...

Praise the Lord! I love it that you are trusting HIM all the way, what a blessed little boy to be so loved by God. HE chose your family for this little fella, how FUN!!! Praise God for this miracle!

Jennifer said...

Yay!!! Exciting! You're in for a new experience with your little boy! Great age=just young enough for the big girls to "baby" and teach and yet old enough for Amelia to idolize. Perfect.

Kari said...

I will be praying for your family as you start the paper chase again. Hope he will be home for Christmas. Will your whole family travel again?

Sarah Dawn said...


Thanks for splashing with me today. I guess I should be in bed, but just wanted to thank you.

We will be moving in the morning to AZ, USA. And yes, we still will be adopting from Ethiopia. So delighted to meet someone else along the same path. We will be starting a new ministry, specifically myself and our boys to equip children to reach the nations.

Blessings from the rain,
Sarah Dawn

The Rich Family said...

SO EXCITING! Congrats to all of you! Boys are so much fun! We will be praying that he comes home SOON!

Melinda said...

Congratulations on your big news Lory! I am so happy for you guys. I will be praying finances come through quickly and that everything goes very smoothly and your little boy blue is home by Christmas time. So fun!

Lisa and David said...

I'm so giddy over your new family addition. I cannot wait to "go thru it" with you guys. I just love your family. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

I'm having lunch with Aneata Monday at 12pm by the office. Are you able to join us? I'm sure you are working tho.