Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 14: One Less Orphan in the World!



Court is finished, and the judgement has been handed down – we are blessed to introduce Alyona Joy Swerdfeger!

Now we wait out the mandatory 10-day appeal period, then scramble to complete all paperwork, passport, and visa details... hopefully before the Embassy shuts down for Christmas and the New Year. Please pray for continued grace and blessing as we really hope to get home as soon as the process will allow.

11 comments:

The Mac's House said...

Woohoo! Congratulations!

Natalie said...

Congratulations! Praying for a quick passport process, and an uneventful return home.

Hansina said...

So happy for all of you! Congratulations!

coloradotransplant said...

Yeah!! Just curious??? Has the unnamed country paid their bill to the passport printers??? Don't forget to buy some cute clothes for her to wear home. our mutual friends have emailed; have you seen it???

Marianne said...

Congratulations!!! I just adore Alyona (what's not to love - her RR profile picture is the best!) and am so happy she's now a part of your family.

Bri Schaaf said...

Congrats Congrats!! Rejoice!! Lots of prayers as you continue your journey!

Sue & Bruce said...

Wow - I was in tears as I read your entry - Congratulations, she's a beautiful and joyful addition to your/our family! love, Sue and family

Denise said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy that she has a family. This girl keeps me in stitches every time I see her picture. You are going to have so much fun with her and I hope we can meet her sometime as we aren't that far from you. Prayers for everything to happen before Christmas...boy are you cutting it close!!!

Nan and Dan said...

Congrats!!!! so so happy for you all!! hugs :)

Lacey said...

Praying it all goes fast and smooth, and that you are home for Christmas!

Helle said...

Congratulations to all of you!!