Aventura en Colombia: Sentencia!
Today was the day! A day we have waited and hoped for – our adoption of Marcela has been finalized. She is now, officially, a Crawford! We have been waiting for this day since we filed her adoption case on May 29th. It has been a LONG and uneventful 22 days. Julie, Grayson, and Marcela have been stuck, literally, at the hotel just waiting to “get the call.” God has been so good during this time. He sent us an IMB family to check on everyone and to open their home for fellowship, laundry, and English. God also sent my family another U.S. family from Seattle who is adopting as well. They have spent the last week at the same hotel in Medellin supporting each other and encouraging one another. I am thankful for these that God has sent, and we are praying intently for the Sentencia of the Seattle family as well. It has been incredibly difficult to be separated these last three weeks as I had to leave Julie and the kids in Colombia to wait. But now things are moving!
Tomorrow, Julie and the kids will fly to Bogota and Marcela has an appointment to have a TB test performed. They will read the test on Monday and prayerfully it will be clear. Then she must be examined by a doctor at the United States Embassy. Next we have to get her an emergency passport and VISA, and THEN they all come HOME. Their flights are scheduled for Saturday, June 29th.
Please pray for all the little (but important) things that must take place in the next 8 days. Our God is truly faithful!
Because the adoption is now finalized I am able to share pictures and this video of our new daughter, Marcela…
…and now you know why we call her our Colombian Princess!