Saturday, November 29, 2014

Today I was thinking about how each of my family members who have been adopted have a different story. They all have stories that include the loss of their birth family. Because of their losses we have the blessing of calling them family.

I was looking through old pictures today and that is what caused me to think through this today. It was a picture of Brent and his birth mom. She loves Brent and I say she made the hardest decision when she gave Brent to our family. Because of his health and disability he would not have received the care he needed to live in HK. She loved him so much she gave him hope and a future. She is a hero.

Wyatt will not remember that he lived with his birth family for the first year of his life. I will tell him that he was loved by his mom and that she did not have the resources to care for him. It was not a choice she made but it was made for her. Now he has a Mom who loves him. A Mom who will be there for him each day. A Mom to tuck him in each night and to meet his needs.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today my agency sent me the news that they have my court decree! Wyatt is my son on paper now!!!

Today I also found out that my agency is going to get Wyatt's passport and Visa before I arrive in Bulgaria. This means I will be able to be in Sofia for a much shorter amount of time.

God continues to pave the way. for that I am thankful.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I am not sure that it has sunk in yet that I am a Mom. A Mom to a child who is no longer an orphan but a loved child. He is cherished, loved, wished for and wanted. He is a member of a family.

I cannot wait until he comes home in January. What an amazing month it will be.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A New Name!!

Today after 6 years, 2 months and 29 days of not having a Mom to call his own. I am proud and excited to announce that today in a Bulgarian Court I became the Mom of a 7 year old boy.

His new name is: 

Wyatt Timothy Vasil Keno

 Wyatt means strong and brave which I think is appropriate for all he has faced in his short life and the adjustment that is coming for him.

Timothy means to honour God. I love the meaning but the reason I have chosen Timothy is because of a man that I knew with that name. He was a man of God, who loved deeply and encouraged me to follow the desires of my heart. He told me that I would make a difference in the lives of people around me and he was such an honourable man. I am excited to tell Wyatt about Pastor Tim.
Pastor Tim's eldest son and family have adopted a daughter with Downs from Bulgaria as well.

Vasil is the name Wyatt's birth mom gave him at birth although he goes by his nickname.

After 2,281 days he now has a Mom again. Someone to love and protect him. Someone to meet his needs and to introduce him to life outside of an institution.

My heart is full and is full of peace. Now I can't wait until January when I get to go and bring him home forever.

Thank you for your support and love throughout this journey. What a ride it has been some days and I could not have done it without each of you cheering us along. I will be flying to Bulgaria in January to pick him up! We now wait for his adoption decree, birth certificate and part 2 of Immigration to be processed and then I can be on my way to pick him up.

In the coming weeks I will be packing, finishing up at work and getting ready for Wyatt to come home. I have around $2500 left to raise and so make sure you buy some baking and chocolates if you live locally!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tonight as we sleep Wyatt will become my son.

I am so excited and trusting that everything will go well.

I cannot wait to tell you that it is official!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

6 nights until Wyatt becomes my son! I am so thankful that I have the honour of becoming Wyatt's Mom and I wish the same for all orphans. I would be filled with joy if my friends would adopt as well. If they could see the need for orphans to be cared for.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 18th

In one week I will officially be Wyatt's Mom!! He will no longer be an orphan. I will no longer be a family of 1.

He will be a son, cousin, nephew and friend. He will be cared for in every area of his life and he will no longer be lacking in any love or care. He will have a family to celebrate each milestone with.

Please join me in praying for favour with the Bulgarian judge who will be seeing my case. Pray that my court decree will be processed quickly and that I will be able to go at the beginning of January to pick him up.

I sure do love him and cannot wait to hold him in my arms again.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bible Verses on Adoption

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:17-19

Sing to God, sing in praise of His name, extol Him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before Him – His name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalm 68:4-6

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Romans 8:14-16

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? Romans 8:22-24

But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are His sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:4-6

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will – to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. Ephesians 1:4-6

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

Friday, November 7, 2014


I found out that I will not have to update my home study as I was under the impression I would need that is a $500-800 savings! Thank you Lord for another little miracle.