Friday, July 26, 2013

WE HAVE CONA!!!

I am so excited to announce that we are now officially (according to the DRC government)  the parents of our twins! Isaiah and Phoebe Freiberg! Well, their names aren't changed yet but that is who they are to us. I had a HUGE post all ready to publish on here about the next installment of our adoption story but this was too exciting that I had to post it instead! I'll post the other one soon.

CONA (which stands for "Certificate of Non Appeal") means that we have passed the court system in DRC and that after a 30 day wait period no one has come to reclaim the twins or stop the adoption so our adoption is legal, final, and irrevocable! So exciting! We have a skype meeting with our agency early tomorrow and I will find out if we can post pics of our little ones on here. 

But for now, here is a video of Es and I singing our special song with have for her "brother and sister" that we have been singing together almost daily since our referral. Enjoy!

video

Friday, July 5, 2013

T-Shirts are HERE!!!

Our T-shirt fundraiser is in full swing! Please consider supporting our adoption and raising awareness by purchasing one of our t-shirts. You only have until the end of July to order so please do it now. The more we sell the more we raise PER SHIRT so if you like them please share the link with friends and family on facebook, your blogs, your church, anywhere.

A few notes about ordering to make it clearer. When ordering it will ask if you want "unisex" which is the one pictured on a male and the sizes fit like a regular T-shirt. The "ladies" is option is the nice fitted type (and is really soft!) and the sizes run small. Also note that the "unisex" shirts are the darker blue and the "ladies" is the nice teal (like pictured). I made friends with the lady running our shirt campaign and she ended up giving us a good deal on shipping. No matter how many shirts you order per household shipping is only $3.50. So order lots and only pay a little shipping! They will all be shipped 1 August and will arrive no later than 15 August.

Here is the shirt link: (http://campaign.customink.com/adoption)
 (ladies style)


(this is the unisex style, also available in youth sizes)

**Please note, we were originally also selling brown shirts with a different design but are not longer selling these**

Thank you all in advance for your purchases! For those of you in the Okinawa area we are hosting an "Orphan Advocacy Night" at the Harbor church next Saturday, 13 July, from 6-8pm to talk more about our adoption and how the church can be involved with orphan care. Dessert and free childcare provided. Please come and bring a friend as well!