This is Jeff again, at the request of my wife, as she wanted me to give you a quick update on the adoption process since so many of you have been praying for and thinking about and well-wishing us – WE PASSED EMBASSY! I was up until 12:30 a.m. last night (and I am an early riser not a night-owl) because that was the moment the man who found our son was supposed to appear in court, at 7:30 a.m. Africa time. I said a quick prayer and went to bed.
I awoke out of some serious REM sleep at about 5 a.m. and checked my phone, only to see that I had missed multiple Facetime requests and messages from Liza letting me know the good news. The finder gave his testimony this morning, and this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. (6 a.m. our time) Liza appeared with Asher before the Embassy for her interview, and she will have a Visa and passport for Asher waiting for her tomorrow morning.
The picture above was Asher’s response to the good news. #wehaveourhandsfull
After scrambling back and forth with our travel agent trying to nail down the quickest but most affordable flight we could find, we booked a Lufthansa flight that leaves late Sunday night and arrives in Washington DC on Monday afternoon. (You don’t even want to know how much that set us back – definitely not frugal!) I’ll be flying up to meet Liza and Asher and I’m sure she will be glad to give that boy to Dad for a few minutes. We will then fly back to Florida as a family together forever. 😉 Now we pray for safe travels and no paperwork hangups en route.
Thanks again for all your support and prayers – we truly do consider the many of you who check in weekly and even monthly as part of our extended family. I’m sure Liza will have much to say when she gets back.