Friday, February 28, 2014

She is legally ours now!

In a courtroom in Bulgaria, Preslava was pronounced to be our child!

She is now legally Christiana Preslava Einfeld!

She is an orphan no more!

For the first time in her life, Priscilla has a family, parents, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles and cousins!!!  She doesn't know it yet, but her life will changes forever soon!

We started the process 13 months ago, officially committed to her on Jan 28.  We hope to be taking her our of her group home by the end of March, or the first part of April!  Pray for speedy processing in getting her birth certificate, as that is what is needed before we can get travel dates!

We will be going to bring her home in the next month or so - I'll keep you posted on the progress of course!

Here's the announcement and her new name!

Friday, February 21, 2014

We Have a Court Date!!!!!!!

From slow as molasses and no news from afar, we are now on the fast track!

If all goes well, Christy will be declared ours forever on February 28!  Just one week from today!

The judge has requested additional documents from our adoption agency over there, and they must be provided before the court date, so PLEASE PRAY THAT THE AGENCY CAN GET THIS DONE IN TIME!  The is not much time to "get 'er done" but with Go, all things are possible!

Did you know that our US based adoption agency is a non-profit filled with believers?  Our contact with them is wonderful too and prays for the families she works with (she has also adopted children from Christy's country!).  Also, our adoption lawyer in Christy's country is also a believer!  I just found out yesterday that of all the adoptions that were completed in Christy's country, our agency was involve in over half of them!  They are committed to getting children out of the orphanages/group homes/foster care and into loving, lifetime families of their own!  Isn't that wonderful!

Oh - and I know you are asking.....if we are granted our petition to adopt Christy next week, we could be flying out to bring her home before the end of March!  It is usually 4 - 5 weeks from court date to travel!