This is the first picture we received of Abraham, Diamond and Kindness when we got our referral. They are siblings. From what we know, their father brought them to the orphanage a few months after their mother died. He has other children and can't provide for the basic needs of these younger kids. Donna wrote a recent blog called 'Unconditional Love' about witnessing a mother bringing her children to the orphanage and how hard it must have been for her and the kids. It was very poignant.
We received our referral in April and are hoping for finalization of the adoption in Liberia in September. Then we wait another month or so for the kids to receive their US Visas to be able to bring them home. Add to this drama is the fact that we are also trying to sell our farm and relocate to over 1000 miles away. God is teaching us all patience this year!!