it’s happening

“It’s happening”, was all I could think to say when I saw the obvious subject line of an email on my phone. Cassie didn’t understand what I said at first so I repeated, “It’s happening NOW”. I [being the nerdy father already] quickly set up the tripod and camera. This was the moment we had been waiting for. Our case worker sent us pictures and a medical report and we were supposed to say “yes” or “no” to proceed with the adoption.

The video below is our reaction to seeing pictures of a sweet little 10 month old boy named Bruk!

We fell in love right away and are by all means going to pursue adoption of this little guy.  The next step is to wait for the agency to set up a court date in Ethiopia.   We don’t know how long that will take but we hope to see him at least by this Fall.  As for pictures, we aren’t allowed to post any online just yet, but we can sure find a way to get some to you if your anxious to see him! 

We are so thrilled.  He is the most beautiful kid we have ever seen!

 

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13 comments

  1. Sadie · June 11, 2012

    Ahhhhhhhhh! I am so happy for you guys! God is so good. Let us know how we can pray for you and lil Bruk during this time 🙂 Ahhhhhh! Bruk!

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  2. hannah · June 11, 2012

    Thanks for sharing, I’m so happy for you both. What an amazing moment. Xoxo

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  3. JoJo · June 11, 2012

    Okay, sorry about my too-loud scream at church but just wanted to say again how EXCITING this is and can’t wait to kiss those little bruk cheeks 🙂 Love to you both and continuing to pray for your hearts!

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  4. Karen King · June 11, 2012

    Can’t hardly wait for the next update telling us that you have the court date and you are on your way!! What a lucky little boy to be loved already by his Mom and Dad!!

    Love you both,
    Karen

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  5. Lisa Eckert Folkerts · June 11, 2012

    Oh my goodness!! I am crying right now. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful intimate moment. I cannot wait to see pictures, and will be praying that the rest of the process goes smoothly. So happy for you Cassie! xoxo

    Lisa Eckert Folkerts 🙂

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  6. Rob & Linda · June 11, 2012

    Congratulations! God is so good. Praying for you guys as you wait. We know you can’t wait to have him home with you. God bless. By the way, how old is he?

    Rob and Linda Lincoln

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  7. Katelyn Buckman · June 11, 2012

    I’m so excited for you guys! Thank you for allowing us to share in the most precious moment. The moment you saw Bruk for the first time! Praying for not only the three of you but also the adoption process that it wil be a quick and speedy process from here. God has truly called your family to a higher calling. What a precious and beautiful thing you guys are doing! Can’t wait to see little Bruk! As I know you will please continue to keep us updated so we know how to specifically pray.
    Love you guys!
    Katelyn

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  8. Sydney McCauley · June 11, 2012

    So thrilled for you all – this is so very exciting and what a precious video! Praying for all three of you – keep us updated as we continue to pray. Sending love!
    Sydney

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  9. Ryan Vet · June 11, 2012

    Drew and Cassie, this is so great! I love the video and I am so excited for you guys and for Bruk! He’s one lucky guy!

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  10. Shelly Toro · June 11, 2012

    OH MY!!! I CAN’T STOP CRYING!!! I’M SUCH A NERD.
    WE ARE SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS. THAT IS SO AWESOME.
    LOVE YOU!

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  11. wecantadopt · June 11, 2012

    Thank you everyone for your encouraging words today!

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  12. Pam Iraggi · June 11, 2012

    Soooo excited for you both! Will be praying that God will expedite court date and all that follows. We cannot wait to meet your sweet little guy!

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  13. Angela · June 28, 2012

    It’s so awesome that you thought to record this! Sooooo sweet!

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