Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Big Change of Plans

The Lord moves in mysterious ways. Anyone who has followed our adoption journey knows that we have been waiting, waiting, waiting, in our original plan of adopting a child from Uganda. Then a new door opened.

Two years ago we looked into adopting two Guatemalan siblings from the children's home where we have visited on four different occasions. At the time, it just didn't seem to be a possibility, but we said if that ever changed, we would still be open to it. There is a long story involved that we may get into later, but the short story is two weeks ago our missionary friend contacted us again and let us know that they were ready to move forward if we were still interested. So...

Rosa (11) and Carlos (6) will be coming from Guatemala to live with us. There is still a LOT to work out with paperwork, finances, and other logistics. We don't have a timeline yet, but we will keep you updated. Until then, enjoy these pictures of our kids....



9 comments:

Kara said...

What amazing and exciting news!!!! We are SO happy for you and for Rosa and Carlos! We look forward to hearing more updates as the Lord brings your family together.

AaronG said...

Fantastic. Absolutely. God's crazy fun like this!

Congratulations!

Keep us posted.

"our kids".... Wow.

Eric said...

WOW! This is so exciting! I'm so happy for the both of you, you will make such great parents!

Buffina said...

YAYAYAY!!!
I'm an aunt!
I am super excited for you!!
I'll be praying....

Meredith said...

Yeah, I agree with previous blogger... "our kids" That's so cool. I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to meet them. What's the timeframe?

Loads of love and prayers to all the Kinnells.

Corrie said...

Matt and Amy,
We are so thrilled for you! What wonderful news.

We will be praying for you during this process and of course we want to know all about how it works out as we might be interested in doing the same some day!

We love you! Merry Christmas!

ManUtd17 said...

Congratulations Amy!

Great news!

Jen said...

Great news!!! I'm so excited and to think that I am an aunt to those beautiful kids. Can't wait to meet them.
I'll keep praying.

Jim said...

Matt & Amy,

What great news...Natale and I are very excited for you, and wish you both the very best.