Thursday, September 19, 2013

Our Dossier Was Approved!!!!!!!!

The Bulgarian agency that reviews and approves adoptions reviewed our dossier yesterday and approved it.

That means that in 2-3 weeks we will get a written referral from them which will include travel dates for our first trip.  This means that I (Nate) should be traveling to Bulgaria to meet the kiddos in mid to late October.

This is what we have been waiting for for months, and it means we are one step closer to getting them home (still off in early 2014 at this point, but closer than it was before yesterday's meeting).

This following on the news of receiving out grant is the best news that could have happened - not only is our fundraising down to the last $4000, we're finally hitting the last leg of this journey.

Thanks again to everyone for all of their support!!!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


The weather here is blah, we are still waiting on our travel dates (hopefully next week! Don't I say that all the time?), Olive is waking up more at night....grumble, grumble....complain, complain.  

I bet you're happy I chose this day to update our blog right? :)

How about some pictures so you know we are still alive?

World's largest fruit salad:


Clay work:

Some rain:

Some rainy video game play:

And then there was the newspaper issue based on the boys' stuffed animal world "Gibbonville".  Bert got passed over for the presidency and then many started eating bananas to celebrate Gibbon's reelection.  You can see how Bert feels about that here:

It's nice to know even though I am feeling very blah stuff has been going on.  Now for travel dates.  Next week I'm sure!! :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A VERY Welcome Surprise..........

Friends and supporters! 

We have been given a very large grant by Show Hope Foundation (an organization founded by recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his family and supported by the Tim Tebow Foundation) which means…..


...we only need $4000 more to be absolutely positively 100% fully funded for these children’s adoptions!  
(Any funds given beyond the $4000 will help pay for adaptive equipment and medical expenses when they are home.) 

All of your support, prayers and love are lifting these children up!! They will have a home early next year!! No more lonely nights, group birthdays, or institutionalized care.  They will get what all children deserve.

Please continue your support and love.  We couldn't do any of this without it! 

All our love,

The Schildbach Family