Saturday, December 21, 2013


Slowly but surely working through the paperwork. Homestudy visits done. Each day we seem to check off a few more things. Hopefully, we will have the draft of our homestudy to review by the end of next week. Our social worker is great and moving quickly. Now that school is out for a couple of weeks, I can give full attention to dossier prep. I always feel such a rush to complete things and then struggle with the long wait. We would love to have her home for next Christmas but don't want to set ourselves up for disappointment. (Though I think I just did that, didn't I?)

In the midst of all this paperwork, we are getting ready for Christmas. Suzanna got home late Thursday night. Presents are wrapped. Now to get busy for some holiday baking. Our best present by far, was three new video clips of Savannah. Wow, we are so much in love. She just sparkles. I wish I was able to share them here but have great respect for the privacy laws of her country.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Meet the newest member of the Piatt family. Savannah (not her real name) is 5 years old and we can't wait to have her home. I've been praying about her for months but now that we are in process, I want her home yesterday. I am up to my neck in paperwork, trying to bite off a little bit each day. The younger girls have seen her on my computer each day and she has been a topic of conversation for months. They are all very excited. Suzanna, however, is across the country and so this came as a bit of a surprise for her. She quickly got on board and is, I think, pretty enthusiastic as well to have a new little sister. God opened the door wide for this adoption and we are trusting Him to provide as we work towards bringing her home. Savannah, I hope you will one day know how much you are already loved, treasured and wanted. I hope these next many months fly by on our journey to bring you home.