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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Closer to the Finish Line...

Hello to all! I wanted to update everyone on our adoption status...It has been a whirlwind since we have returned home...the kids have enjoyed the last half of summer at home:) Jackson, Brayden and Kennedy started school this week so summer is now officially over but we are excited about the new school year.

We received our official ruling from the Dominican Court on July 26. This was about 2 weeks later than we originally hoped. The 30 day appeal started that day so it is up on August 26. The separation from the girls has been very difficult for all of us. Although they have been loved and well taken care of, it has been very emotional for them and us. So, with the 2 week delay we decided that I would go visit the girls for a week last week. My sister in law Heather (Tommy's sister) went with me. We left August 5 and returned August 10. We had a great week together!! Of course the goodbye at the end is ALWAYS so painful but we continue to know God is bringing us closer to the finish line so we are all trying to focus on that!!

So the next steps are...Tommy will return to the DR on August 25, so that as soon as the 30 day appeal is up he and our lawyer will go to work on getting papers to file for new birth certificates, passports and finally VISA's. So we covet your prayers that the Lord will move these processes on speedily!! Tommy set his return date for September 13...we are praying all will be complete by this date. I am planning to fly back to the DR around September 7 to be there for the final steps and then Lord willing we will all fly home together on September 13!!

So, our specific prayer requests would be:

*That all documents would move as quickly as possible in the DR for the final stage and that we may depart from the DR on September 13:))
*That the Lord will sustain me and my kiddos here in Tommy's absence for the 3 weeks he will be gone...
*That God would allow the girls to feel good about all that is taking place and prepare their sweet hearts for all that is before them in coming to the US!
*Lastly, that God will continue to sustain us financially with final costs!

Once again...THANK YOU for praying for our family and all of our children through this process...I can't wait for you all to meet the 2 that will complete the Kyle family!!

"For nothing is impossible with God."
-Luke 1:37

Much Love!!
Heather