Monday, May 25, 2009

SURPRISE!!! MEET LAUREL




SURPRISE!! This will probably come as a shock to most of you (it sure did us) but meet our new, hopefully soon to be daughter- Laurel!! In the last blog I told ya'll we were switching to the Special Needs China program but about a week and a half ago we saw this beautiful little girl on Reeces Rainbow, a website who finds and profiles Downs Syndrome children or children with other disabilites. Most of these children will be institutionlized at the age of 4 if no one adopts them. Laurel stole our hearts and after MUCH praying we decided to commit to her. Laurel is over a year old and has "sensory deafness". It is not known how much hearing if any she hears but she does suffer from many ear infections. We are learning sign language but praying God will heal her with great medical care. This is a HUGE leap of faith for us because this country doesn't allow us to look at all of her medical records until we get over there. We covet your prayers in this endevour. Laurel is in Eastern Europe so we will be able to use our documents we've already prepared and payed for!! Praise God!!! Please pray the Lord will help our paperwork pass through the system smoothly and quickly as we hope to travel to get her in sometime in the fall. Also, please pray that the Lord will make the funds available to adopt her this quickly. Reeces Rainbow has set up a Grant fund for Laurel for those who want to make a tax deductable donation to her cause. To get there go to http://www.reecesrainbow.org/ . Then you click on "Sponsor a Waiting Family" and then "New Commitments". Scroll down to Laurel and our profile.
We will keep you updated and once again cannot stress how important prayer is at this point.
Thank you all for your support!!


12 comments:

Crystal Haynes said...

I love her first pic. We can't wait to meet her Martha and we'll pray that everything goes quick and smoothe for you guys. Hope to see you soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Let's just keep those Dickens children coming! She is beautiful! I can't wait to see her.

Aunt Claudia

Trinity Mommy said...
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Meredith said...

So excited for you guys...Dave mentioned that you had found your new daughter! :-) Praying for a smooth process. Can't wait to meet her!

Diana said...

She is precious, absolutely precious. We will be praying and expecting wonderful things to happen.

kareng said...

Yay! Ruby told me this morning...I am a little behind. So exciting. Praying for Laurel health and safety while she waits for Mom and Dad to come and get her!

Rachael said...

Change jar- CHECK
Another yard sale- CHECK
Rob John's bank account- CHECK

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...
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babyarnie said...

Trinity Mommy said:

Whohoo!! I was watching and waiting for your new post! Guess you guys will be going to Eastern Europe after all!

babyarnie said...

Lyds said:

Whohooo!! glad you got more pics of your sweetie. Eastern Europe here come NC!!

babyarnie said...

***I HAD TO EDIT SOME COMMENTS B/C WE'VE JUST BEEN ADVISED NOT TO PUT SPECIFIC INFORMATION (LIKE COUNTRY) ON THE INTERNET. SORRY ABOUT THAT. JUST MAKE COMMENTS NOT SPECIFIC!

Stephanie said...

Hi Martha,
Saw your comment about Max on my blog! We are excited for you as well! Please keep us in your prayers and I will keep your family in mine!! Stephanie