Received a call last week from Cory Gardner’s office in regards to our letter about lack of care and funding offered to Foster Care kids. Hoping this will bring some change…we do have a voice.

http://gardner.house.gov/press-release/gardner-joins-congressional-caucus-foster-care

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Amazing Ministry In Cambodia

Posted: December 8, 2011 in Missions
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COP opened Cosette’s Hope Children’s Home (CHCH) in July of 2005. CHCH is a home to nineteen children in Cambodia.  It is an orphanage in Cambodia that gives abandoned children (some who are infected with HIV and AIDS) a loving home, food, clothing, education, medical care, and a safe and nurturing environment in which to live, grow, play and laugh.  Please check them out when you get a chance!

 

Cant wait till Friday!  I know its been a while since i have updated my blog…….  Friday November 18th 2011 going to be an amazing day! My wife and i will be finalizing the adoption of our two kiddos. Denver County has 50 hearings on National Adoption day and 2 of those 50 are OUR KIDS!! How cool is that?!

Continued..

Our paper work was all turned in. We were ready to rock and roll!

First Aid and CPR class –  Jen called Denver County to get us scheduled for the classes however they said that they were all booked for the next two months. At this time we were bummed, but the lady on the phone said one couple had registered but hasn’t rsvpd. She said that she would put us on the list… sweet. We waited all week to hear back from them and by Thursday she called and said that the spot is open if we want it!  We were all set for Saturdays class. Jennifer and I completed the class.  CPR & First Aid       CHECK!


Adoption Core Training – (September 09)  Eager for what was in store for us we attended our first training course. For six weeks i had to scramble home from work, wait for the babysitter to show up for Madicakes and then boogie back to Denver for our training. The training was pretty good, it cover everything that may happen when a child is placed into your home ( even though you will never be as prepared as you think ). We completed all of our classes and received our core training cert.   Core Training    CHECK!

During training they told us that by the 9th class if all of our paperwork was turned in then we can get scheduled for our home study. Jennifer and I finished our paperwork super fast! So we made the cut off…. Our paper work was transferred to the home study department. So by this time we were thinking wow this is really starting to go fast.. Well that was just not the case. Our paperwork was sent to an agency whos license had expired with Denver county. Denver informed us that they had to transfer it over to another agency. Lutheran Family Services was the new agency that was to handle our home study. It took about a month for them to schedule our first home appointment.  We had 5 visit in total which was supposed to be 1 each week , but didn’t work out to be 5 weeks. Thanksgiving was the first holiday that through us off and pushed our time line out. Then the caseworker got sick , so now you can see were this is going lol.  All along we were thinking that we possible could have kids placed in our home by Christmas.

Lets set the time frame.

One year ago my wife Jennifer told me that she signed us up for and adoption expo. I was like oh cool lets go. So we found a babysitter for our then 3 year old little girl Madison ( Thank You DJ and Andrea! ) and headed to the adoption expo. I went to the expo with not high expectations. Never the less i was there to support my wife, little did i know at that time how God would begin to work and move in me…

The Expo is put on by Precious Stones Adoption once a year.

The following week we called Weld County to get info on foster to adopt. We got hooked up with the time of an informational meeting that was in Greeley.  So Jennifer and I headed to Greeley to attend the informational meeting. The Weld County meeting was good but something just didn’t feel right to us.   We continued our search of where we wanted to be. We contacted Denver County and got the time for their informational meeting.  The meeting was on a Saturday in and old church in Five Points. Jennifer and myself  and two other people showed up for the meeting , however the church that we were meeting in was locked and the Denver County facilitator didn’t have the keys to unlock the doors.. 🙂 . We all decided to go to a nearby park.

While we were at the park the Pastor of the church that we were meeting at called and said he was on his to unlock the church.  So we piled into the car and headed back to the church.  This is the start of our journey, the information that was presented to us was excellent. Jennifer and I immediately filled out the initial paperwork to get the ball rolling on the process.  We felt that god called us to Denver County, everything in our hearts were telling us this is where we are supposed to be.  This song  was just playing over and over in my head.

To be continued……