Tuesday, January 31, 2012

When Pigs Have Eight Eyes

Brody asked for a piggy bank this month.  I asked him why he needed one, and he told me he needed to save money to adopt babies.  He does not understand that the adoption process is long so he was ready to take matters into his own hands.  He thinks his saving will bring babies home faster.  He really wants to be a big brother!  Brody is energetic, loud, always into something, and surprisingly very tender hearted.   He loves babies!  And he has a heart for the orphan!!!   So all the coins have now been gathered all over the house to go into his bank, and he is proud of his bank.  With all the waiting, Brody's idea for the pig is a big encouragement to me.  That pig makes me smile every time I walk past it knowing our whole family is working towards bringing a baby home. Yes, the pig has 8 eyes...would you expect a normal pig from The Brices???

The update-  Things are moving in India!!!  They allowed 100 families all over the world get a registration number in the month of January....we were one of those families.  Whoo hoo!!!  Now that we have a registration number, we can follow our process online.  According to their new system, once our dossier is sent again but this time with a registration number we will get assigned to an orphanage within 15 days.  Hopefully getting a referral for a child at that time or soon after.  This is a new system, a new way of doing things, new laws to understand, and it could take longer than what they are planning for.  I remain very optimistic.  I'm believing we will adopt a baby this year.  I'm looking forward to sharing more good news in February.  Please pray with us!

Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy's heart instead of her tummy. ~Author Unknown


  1. Congrats on being one of the 100 families!!! Hoping and praying you receive your referral soon!!!

  2. I continue to pray for you daily. Your sweet baby will come to you in His (God's) time, not our own. So super excited for your little family. I pray for your sweet baby daily too. Please know that people are praying all over the USA. I have passed on your prayer to my friend Jaime in California, my friend Dee in Indiana, and many other local friends. We are all praying for you!

  3. That is so awesome! I am so happy for you guys! Brody is so sweet!!! Praying that this is ya'll year!!


  4. This is such exciting news! I don't know what to think about the timelines . . . part of me is afraid it's too good to be true. But in any event, at least something is happening AT LAST! I just love your son's piggy bank idea -- what a sweet big brother he will be!

  5. What a precious boy! He'll be a great big brother! We were one of the first 100 families, as well. But, we're trying to adopt a specific special needs child...trusting that the Lord will do amazing things!