Hansen family of six!

Hansen family of six!
Home with Emmi

Friday, January 18, 2008

Our adoption adventure

We are the Hansen family of 5 and soon to be 6. God has touched our hearts and led us to expand our family and reach out to the fatherless. We are currently in the process of adopting a little girl from Haiti, our sweet Emiline. What a roller coaster ride. A friend warned me, but I couldn't have imagine the emotional ride. We have been matched with her since June and hope to be able to bring her home by next fall, all dependent on paperwork. She currently lives in an orphanage with 70 other children. Although we haven't met her in person, she is very much a part of our family and hearts. We continue to pray for her and Haiti and God's speed with the paperwork.

This is just a quick overview of where we are in the process. We have been blessed in so many ways I can hardly keep up. God is so good! We continue to be encouraged at His faithfullness to us as we step out in faith toward His will for our family.

We are off to Haiti for our first visit to meet our little girl, so the inspiration for the blog. I hope to be able to post and show pictures of us at the orphanage with her. Please pray for our safety, a connection with our little girl, and the family at home.


Orange Mimi said...

Nicely Done!!
Thanks for sharing your kids with us! I tried on my sweathirt - fits great!
Thanks, Hugs, Mom

Amanda said...

You are always in my prayers, but especially at this time as you head to Haiti. I can't wait for the day that you bring Emiline home and I get to meet your sweet little girl. She is so beautiful, and what a blessing you will be to eachother. May the Lord watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore!
Love & Prayers, Amanda