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Let’s start the week off with some good news, shall we?

January 25, 2010

I wanted to share this story with you guys because it’s incredible and it’s brought tears to my eyes several time this past weekend.

I’ve followed Aaron and Jamie Ivey’s blogs for a while since I found them through my friend Ginger. They’ve been in the process of adopting Story and her brother, Amos, from Haiti for about 2.5 years (I think, not exactly sure). Story was able to come home with them this past fall, but they’ve still been waiting to get the go ahead to bring Amos home.

Well, as quoted from Aaron’s blog last week:
As you’ve probably heard on news outlets, the USA has issued humanitarian parole for pending adoptions, but the amount of kids that are actually receiving these in a timely manner is very small. The embassy is overwhelmed with the mass of people that are needing humanitarian parole, so unfortunately it is a very slow process. Seems there are not adequate systems and personnel in place to tackle this massive undertaking.

We heard last night that several visas and humanitarian paroles have been issued, and we’ll know something more this morning / early afternoon.

They got a phone call Friday afternoon that Amos was in Orlando, ready for them to come get him and bring him home!!!

I know I’m not doing this story justice, but you can read more in detail about what’s been going on and read the archives about their journey in adoption here:

It’s been amazing to see God’s hand in all of this. I’ve even read just today of other families that have been able to welcome their children from Haiti home!

Btw, click here to see pictures of Amos’ homecoming. They’re so sweet and still make me cry!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Cammie permalink
    January 25, 2010 2:32 pm

    Have you talked to my mom. When they were going from ATL to ORL there was a couple with a Hatiian child (maybe 6) going to Orlando to pick up another child they were adopting from Hataii. CRAZY! Great story with a wonderful ending.

  2. amymezzell permalink
    January 25, 2010 7:33 pm

    I’m tearing up just from looking at that one post you blogged about! That is so awesome.

  3. January 25, 2010 7:39 pm

    so excited to see how amos’s story is impacting people everywhere. 🙂 i’m positive god has incredible things in store for this little dude!!

    p.s. our friend jeremy traveled with them the entire way and filmed it all… i’m pretty sure we’ll all be weeping again when he edits it all into another video!

  4. January 25, 2010 9:16 pm

    Thanks for following our story!

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