While We Wait.....

11/14/2015

We are still waiting to hear on the status of our dossier. We know it's been translated, authenticated, and submitted to Mikah's country. Now we're just waiting for them to tell us we can take our first trip to see him! The wait is pretty agonizing -- it seems like we've been waiting forever

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....When in reality, I know this is well within the range of a normal wait time. Whatever normal is.


Something great happened this week, though. One of Mikah's mates at his group home, was just adopted this week! Benjamin, who has been waiting for over 10 years, now has a forever family! I'm so happy to see him with his new mom and dad! Benjamin is one of two boys that Doug and Jackie have just adopted. Their other son, Reed, is from another part of the country.

Here is a pic of Benjamin being carried out by Doug, his dad.

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Congratulations to the Thorntons! Seeing them united as a family makes me a bit emotional, and gives me a new sense of hope and anticipation for Mikah to join our family!


And since there's nothing I can do but twiddle my thumbs as we wait to hear news about Mikah....I thought I would put this other little guy out there that has been weighing heavily on my heart:

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He is known as Ben, and he is 6 years old, and needs a family! He is medically fragile, but has been receiving care from a mission team that has been visiting his institution. They are advocating for him and getting him the medical intervention he needs, so his condition has been improving! Apparently he is quite a sweetheart, and he is starting to blossom under their care.

His Reece's Rainbow profile is here: http://reecesrainbow.org/90775/ben

Also, you can read this blog post from someone who spent time with him: http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/2015/11/transferred-to-die.html

And this post from the mission team that's been working with him and the other boys at his institution: http://wideawakefamily.com/2015/11/03/the-most-important-post-revisited/

This special little guy tugs at my heart strings! I would so love for him to have a family of his own! He is located in a different country than our Mikah, but is in the same general area of the world. If you have questions about Ben or want to inquire about adopting him, please contact me, and I can put you in contact with the right people! whiteleybeth@gmail.com