Saturday, January 30, 2010

Re-United






It has been a long but awesome day. I can already start to feel my stress level decreasing :) We arrive in Miami at 10:30am. By the time we got our luggage & rented a car it was 12:00pm. We arrived at His House Children's Home at around 12:30. We did a little bit of paperwork which had not only been faxed to ORR (Office Of Refugee Resettlement) but we had also filled out & brought ourselves. This made things go very quickly. While they reviewed our paperwork we went to visit Vania.She was quite at first, but again no tears. In about half an hour she was back to her feisty little self. She looks good, is eating well No diarrhea. She does have large blister on her right hand which we don't know what happened but it is healing.And her left earring hole looks like it may have been infected recently but that is also healing.Our paperwork was done in a couple hours & we are now her "sponsors". this means we have legal custody of her until our adoption is finalized in the State Of Ohio. YEAH!!!!!!!!!! We hung out a little longer at the Children's home to see all the parents coming in before we left. Totally awesome to see the children re-united to their forever families.They are all doing SUPER. And also awesome to see our fearless Team Hope! We cannot thank them enough for being our hereos & getting these kids home. We are forever grateful!Thank you for all your prayers & support. Please know that God has used all of you to play a part in bringing them home. That's how he operates. He uses the Body of Christ. The family business.

9 comments:

Tiffany Gerling said...

It certainly is a work of god! I am so excited for you guys, Vania, and the rest of the family! What a little angel! She looks so peaceful and content in Adam's arms! Love the pics! Can't wait to see you all on Monday! You're gonna love Ohio Vania!

orthoprincess.laurie511 said...

THANK YOU GOD! What an awesome sight to see Vania in your arms Bambi & Adam! We all can not wait to meet her. Have a safe trip home!

lonnieloree said...

These pictures say it all- God is so good. We thank Him for keeping His hand on Vania and the other kids through this whole ordeal. These pics represent answer to prayers. Thank all those from Team Hope for us for their unyielding efforts to make this happen. Can never repay what they have done. Adam and Bambi- you guys ARE strong, faithful,and enduring....the end of a long journey, and the beginning of a happy furure!

mlg said...

glad you are home safe and sound, we are still im Miami hopefully we will fly out tomorrow! Wish I was home!

Kimmeedee said...

Wonderful!

Flyers said...

I am beyond thrilled for your whole family. What a beautiful ending to a truly devistating January! Safe travels home and we will be praying for Vania's transition. Hope to see you at the next AMSG meeting! - Kirsten

Cory 'N' Kylah said...

Yay!!!! Thank God she's finally in your arms!!! I can't wait until Ky and her meet!

M Butt said...

Congratulations!!! I'm thrilled that you finally have your little girl in your arms. I'm a good friend of the Gordon's. As a family we continue to pray for you, your little girl, those who have given so much and continue to give and all those still in Haiti.

Jill

michelle pfirman o'mealy said...

Stumbled upon your blog..blog stalking. Bright eyed girl, wonderful story, congrats!!!!!! We adopted almost two yrs ago, and are a happy, funky, multi racial family. We are trying to foster a child from haiti, for however long we can. (we know this is not easy, identifying these little ones as orphans is not so easy) Sad for those Baptists trying to take kids out (intentions may have been good, but things have to be done correctly) Anyway, congrats to your family. Adoption is a wonderful gift!!!!