We have been forever changed by experiencing a faith-filled journey that first brought us our sweet Caitlin, then an adoption that ended in disappointment, and now one that placed us in the NICU with a sweet little baby boy. Never would we have chosen the disappointment and grief of losing children we had come to love and now worrying about the health of our new little addition, but God's plan has been to forever leave His mark of grace, brokenness, and freedom to obey even when we don’t understand. To Him be the glory for what He has done, and is doing, and will do!

With love and gratefulness to our Heavenly Father who has adopted us into His forever family, and to you, our family and friends,

Robert, Carlene and Caitlin Belue

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Journey Begins Tomorrow

We drove to Atlanta Monday afternoon, applied for our visas Tuesday morning, drove back home, got our visas the next day, and packed the rest of the week! Wheeww! Ready for travel tomorrow! My heart is grateful for being chosen to be an adoptive mom; I've learned so much about my great God, and have been forever changed!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Colombia Here We Come!

Yesterday, we were given our presentation date (the date we will meet our kids)! August 23, 2011! Which means we need to be in Colombia on the 21st, meet with the orphanage on the 22nd and then our kids the next day. So, now we have 7 days to travel and still need to get the required documents to drive the 7 hours to Atlanta for our visas, plus pack, arrange things at home, get medicines and paperwork together, etc....! Exciting!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

God Answers Prayer....Again!

Got a call from the FBI today (so grateful they took the time to call!). My fingerprints were legible, they have been processed, and the clearance was mailed out yesterday! Thank you, Lord, for looking after us, and for answering our prayers! Psalm 106:1 "Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever."

Monday, August 1, 2011

God Answers Prayer

Immigration approval for our kids came today!  We praise the Lord that all requirements were met the first time around, and that paperwork is done!
A call to the FBI today went well as my fingerprints have been marked to process quicker than the usual 8 weeks. He said it could be a few days or a week or two but not 8 weeks!
Please still pray that they will be legible this time, and will be returned within a week so we can proceed with getting a travel date.
We thank you for your prayers and we are so grateful for God watching over us and moving things along!