Or that’s what it feels like, at least.

These last 2+ weeks apart have been the most difficult yet. And the last days the hardest of that. But the wait is finally almost over (for real this time).

Today Katie successfully filed for Luisa’s visa to come to the US. They have an appointment tomorrow afternoon to go back to the US Embassy to pick it up and we’ll be officially finished with all the requirements in Colombia. It’s been one of the hardest goals so far because we couldn’t book flights home until we knew we had a date for her visa. And now we finally do!

Katie and Luisa fly home on Wednesday!

I’ve waited so long to be able to say those words with confidence. It brings such relief even to see them typed out here! We’re so happy and grateful. Both to the Lord, who surely has carried us faithfully through, and to all of our friends and family who’ve supported us so well and so generously with their finances and their prayers. We’re forever indebted to all of you. Without you this truly would not have been possible and our family would be incomplete.

I hope that soon we can have a ginormous party and celebrate with all of you, but for now you have our deepest thanks and love.

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The Newest Fox

March 5, 2012

It’s official! Luisa Fernanda is officially a part of the Fox family. Katie signed the paperwork today at 2:00. There are a few more steps to take with the embassy. It’s still uncertain exactly how long it will take, but it’s likely that they’ll come home around next Tuesday (13th). Thank you so much to [...]

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An Update and Our Visit to Old Town

February 28, 2012

Last Thursday, we spent the day finally seeing a bit of the city where we have been living for the past five weeks. Bogotá has a population of over eight million people, and we didn’t realize how little we’d seen of it until we got to visit other parts. The picture above is of the [...]

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Halfway home?

February 22, 2012

Or hopefully more than halfway…we will have to wait and see! But we finally received some good news today regarding our case: the judge has passed us through our first round of approvals! FINALLY!!! HOORAY!!! We are so thankful! It only took 5 days longer than it was supposed to. :) Now our case goes [...]

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Our day at “the zoo”

February 17, 2012

So yesterday we had our first “big” outing. We rode with two other families 45 minutes out of town to Parque Jaime Duque. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect (mainly because the website is in Spanish), but I don’t think we could’ve been prepared for it anyways. We had a great time aside from [...]

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Calling All Pray-ers!

February 14, 2012

The view outside our hotel room window OK, tonight we got a little update from our agency rep here regarding our case.  She called after dinner and said that there was no specific news for us, but that our court had just this week fired its secretary and hired a new one, because the old [...]

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Updates from Colombia, Part 2

February 11, 2012

I know it’s been awhile since we updated everyone, so I thought I’d write a little post this evening.  First of all, thank you so much for praying for us!  We are grateful. A few specifics regarding the things we asked you to pray about: • Luisa’s grieving process seems to have ended, at least [...]

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Love is in the air.

February 2, 2012

Oh yes it is. :) You may notice a new tab up at the top of this page: “Valentines”. Last year we designed and sold Valentines as PDF downloads to help raise money for our adoption. Now we’re doing it again! You might be thinking: “I thought they were all done fundraising!” Well, we thought [...]

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So What Now? (or, Why Are We Still Here?)

January 31, 2012

A lot of people have asked about the adoption process and why exactly we have to be here in Colombia for so long.  (By the way, there are no “U”s in Colombia.  Just wanted to point that out.)  :) So, here is the deal.  We had a one-week legally required bonding period.  Yesterday a social [...]

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Feliz Cumpleaños, etc.

January 29, 2012

It’s my party and I’ll wear a hat if I want to. This post will be brief, but we just wanted to first of all thank you for praying for us! The second half of this week was better…our energy levels are higher, Molly is doing better with adjusting, and we are getting the hang [...]

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