Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting for Malta and Turkey

I (Travis) just returned from a week each in Malta and Turkey. I hope that we will be able to travel and see the world with our children. Experiencing other cultures and seeing how others live are important experiences we want our children to have as they grow up.

While traveling, I met and/or traveled with friends that were adopted, have adopted, are adopting from DR Congo, and adopting from other countries.  It's pretty amazing how we continue to connect with people for which adoption is part of their past, present, and/or future.  

I also began to read Adopted for Life by Russell D. Moore (highly recommended by another new friend that has adopted 5 children from Ethiopia).  Although I'm just a few chapters in, the book does a great job of explaining the theology behind adoption and the importance of caring for orphans and supporting adoption.

Throughout the trip, I was able to take some pictures with our "Waiting for You" sign. Enjoy!

Overlooking St. Paul's Bay in Malta, where it is believed that Paul was shipwrecked.

Jet lag & Photo Booth are a dangerous combination!


Tea break to warm up after a tour of an underground city in Cappadocia

The group that traveled together in Turkey - so much fun!

Even the camel is waiting for you!

Hagia Sofia (Istanbul)

A couple taken in Hagia Sofia

We're still waiting for our home study to be finalized and for our fingerprints to be cleared by the FBI.  By the end of this month, we should be signing a contract with ALBB, which makes us available to consider referrals.  We could potentially receive a referral shortly after signing the contract!

Thanks again for all of your prayers, encouragement, and financial support!

1 comment:

  1. Your pictures are awesome Travis! Glad you had a wonderful trip and made some great connections to others who have adopted. So excited you guys will be signing a contract soon! Can't wait to meet our new little niece or nephew!:) yeah!