Those sweet hands will be holding ours soon!

Those sweet hands will be holding ours soon!

We have been holding this in for almost 6 weeks now! After we received our 171H letter in the mail last week-a huge wave of relief swept over me! We can now let the world know that we will be a mommy and daddy to two beautiful girls!

It was a hard road to get to this point. And it’s still a long road ahead of us. Right now, though, we are celebrating the gift God has given us in the hope that our daughters will be home with us soon. I was able to share the news with my family this weekend and finally show off their darling faces. I won’t be able to share pictures on social media until they come home for security reasons. 

The girls are roughly 2 & 1 years old. Here on the blog we will call them baby G & baby A. Our hope is that they will be home by this time next year. I know that for many of you that seems like a long time, but the reasons behind it are necessary and important.

Right now here are our most important prayer requests:

  • Pray for Baby G & A’s health and safety during the time they are in foster care
  • Pray for a quick court process this summer so that we can become their legal guardians in Africa
  • Pray that God will provide the remaining $20,000 for acceptance of this referral (we have a tax deductible way for you to give now…stay tuned for more info on Friday)
  • Pray that Jason and I would continue to rest in the peace of God as we wait to unite our family


  1. Wow! Congrats, Wood family … thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Karen Fisher says:

    we are thankful, and pray this time next year you will have two beautiful little girls. wonderful news, we are so happy for you!

  3. Sara Graf says:

    Yes!!! So happy and overjoyed for you and Jason! 🙂

  4. Stacy roden says:

    That’s so awesome. I am so happy for you. Those are two lucky girls to have you both as parents, thanks for sharing


  6. Sheena Broek says:

    Congrats Wood family!!!!! So happy and excited for you! When you get your girls home, we will have to meet up! We are in Stanfield, AZ. Just an hour north of you! Excited to watch your process progress!


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