‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

From Now On...

....I cannot legally mention D by name or post anymore photos, until he comes home. Likewise, I cannot publish comments that include his name (sorry Skydancer!)  Now that I am officially 'with child', I need to follow all the rules that go along with russian adoption, including keeping his name and photos out of public postings.

I will post periodic, somewhat cryptic updates about the process, but not much past that. If you are a friend and really want to know where I am in the process, you can email or call me. Otherwise, just know I am hitting the ground running now that I've signed the agreement with the attorney and started my official paper chase. Sooooo much to do!

I'll try to write some general posts about what the adoption process is like, as many have asked. But as far as specific details go, it'll be pretty quiet here! Once he is (God-willing) home...I'll post everything!

It goes without saying that I'd be incredibly grateful for your prayers for the following things I feel I need to accomplish this mountain of paperwork quickly: a calm mind , along with clarity, focus, and energy.

Thank you!


  1. Keri,
    I reposted one of your old posts on Frua tonight as a gift to those who walk behind. I hope you don't mind. If so, I'll remove.... but I think it is really much needed to read.
    My Daughter My Hero has been reposted. :)

  2. No apologies needed - I expect you to use discretion for me because you are in a better position to know when that discretion is needed.

  3. Fully understand Keri, keep me posted on my email. I love hearing anything about the children over there.

  4. Christie, I'm honored that you reposted it. Its probably my favorite thing I've ever written!

    Odie, I'll be sure to keep you informed!

    PS: Everyone....the orphanage is experiencing an ONSLAUGHT of boxes this week! THey were laughing because the Director has to go into town EVERY SINGLE DAY to pick up a carload of boxes!!!

  5. Praying that the "stork" brings that little angel home to you quickly!!!!

  6. It's funny but it's a good thing that no more pictures since it means you are now officially "with child" : ) And it was great that Christie reposted what you had written!


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