As Gloria nears her 1st birthday, we're feeling like now is a great time to update you all on our plans. We have throughly enjoyed this past year with her- she's incredibly cheerful, easy-going, and FUNNY! We're very blessed.
I guess you could say that we're having so much fun- we thought we should continue! Our immigration paperwork is coming up on it's expiration, which prompted several prayerful dicussions of what to do. We are so incredibly excited and feel so great about our next steps. We have chosen a child in Ghana, West Africa! There are many steps from here on, but we have gotten our home study updated, hired a POA (power of attorney for adoption) in Ghana, and researched like mad. The next things to cross off the list are updating our immigration paperwork, recieving more paperwork on our reffered child, and attending court in Ghana! We're hopeful for a one year turn around, and fingers crossed for a family of 6 by next May.
Once we have passed court, we can legally share pictures and info on the boy who we hope will be our son. :)
We wanted to thank you all for your support and encouragement during this amazing process. It's certainly been an up and down one- but we're confident it will be a fruitfull road.
To each person who donated any monetary support- your support is what has gotten us this far. It's been so nice to pick up where we left off, having already invested so much, but not losing it in our "break" with Gloria. Please know that every prayer, well-wish, and monetary support has blessed us abundantly- we're so incredibly greatful.
We'll be sure to keep you all updated on the progress- our court date should be this summer!
The Botz Family
Lucas, Anna, Mia, Shepard, Gloria & Moses the pug