We Have a Court Date!

We are happy today!

Merrily, our agency director, emailed today to tell us that our court date for B. is June 24th! We are so excited to be moving toward bringing B. home. We were hoping for an earlier date, but I can say that I completely believe in God’s sovereignty and I know that His timing is always perfect. Our earnest prayer is that we will make it through court on the first try. There are numerous small things that can go wrong, and with our three previous adoptions, each one failed court at least once.

Now that we have a court date, we can begin to think about when we will travel, but it is much too soon to start booking flights. Merrily reminded me that I might as well wait patiently because it happens just as quickly as if I wait impatiently. She is a wise woman.

I spent the afternoon cleaning out our homeschool cabinet and putting books for next year in place. It was especially fun looking through the books Ladybug will be reading next year for Sonlight, they are some of our favorites! Sweet Pea is already stealing them off the shelf. We never grow tired of Shadow Spinner or Seven Daughters and Seven Sons, two of our favorite read-alouds.


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Munchkins
    June 5, 2008

    I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations!!!

  2. Adrielle
    June 6, 2008

    We will join you in praying for everything to go smoothly the first time! You are getting practiced at this! 🙂 much love from Florida way!

  3. NathanA
    June 6, 2008


  4. Joy
    June 6, 2008

    I am so happy for you. You are moving right along. B will be home before you know it. To God be the glory!

  5. Lori
    June 6, 2008

    Wahoo!!!!! That is a very good reason to be happy.We’ll be praying for smooth sailing the first time around.
    D is looking forward to being up in your neighborhood soon.

  6. darci
    June 6, 2008

    whoo hoo! excited with you! 🙂

  7. Russ
    June 7, 2008

    Yay! So exciting! Praying for smooth sailing through the process…fingers crossed :o)

  8. Amber
    June 8, 2008

    Congrats…It’s great to have a date and something to move towards. You are an amazing women!!

  9. Jenn
    June 10, 2008

    Wonderful news! Joining you in praying little Miss B. home. Can’t wait to see photos!!

  10. Sherry
    June 10, 2008

    That’s wonderful news Lisa! I will be praying for a successful court date first try. Looks like you will beat the closure!

  11. Angel
    June 15, 2008

    CONGRATS!!! Angel

  12. Rebecca
    June 21, 2008

    Lisa ~
    I happened upon your blogsite and noticed that we have the same court date. We also have court on 6/24 for two little boys 18 months and 10 months. Praying for God’s mercy and passing the first time.



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