Saturday, July 26, 2014

We are thrilled to announce...

That we are now a family of FIVE!!!

Dana "Rose"
March 30, 2008
officially a member of our family
July 25, 2014

We are so happy! This little one was well worth the fight! She is happy, fun-loving, eager to learn and so pleased to have a Mami and a Papi! We thank each and every one of you that was praying for us and supporting us during the past 2 1/2 years. We can't wait to get her home and begin our lives as a family of FIVE. A family that we have prayed for, worked for and are so grateful to have!

Every child is a gift from God. Please consider answering the call to adopt, if you have ever considered. If you cannot adopt, please research ways that you can help adoptive families and give a child the gift of a family that loves them.

In the past five week of being with us, she has blossomed into such a big girl! She's grown - her feet seem to be a full size larger. Her skin has cleared up and she's almost completely eczema free! Her behavior is SO much better - she no longer spits or hits. She has gained so many tools for good communication - she is signing, talking more and learning so much English... In fact, I rarely have to say things in Spanish and English anymore. It's really amazing what love can do for a child.

Thanks again and please keep up the prayers for our journey. The US visa system is currently running very slow right now, but we have heard that adoptions are getting top priority right now. We are hoping that by later next week, when it's time to start planning out trip home, that it will no longer be an issue.

God Bless You!


  1. Congratulations and happy anniversary!!!! Dana and I share the same birthday! What a wonderful coincidence!!!! Have fun tonight!!!❤️❤️❤️ Natalia Mulé

    1. The coincidences are overwhelming, Natalia :)

  2. Dana is beautiful!!! Congratulations on your precious new daughter!!

  3. She is so beautiful and precious! We share in your joy! We celebrate your family of 5!
    James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
    Continued prayers! Kristi

  4. This post has warmed my heart like no other! I have been praying for sweet rose for close to 3 years and I thank God he chose you all to be her family! What a beauty and a blessing, may your family of FIVE always be close and build loving memories together and never again be separated. I will continue to keep Rose and all of you in my daily prayers during this lifetime transition! Many hugs and smiles to all of you from NY!

  5. I have prayed SO much for this miracle!!! Now, I am praying that you can return home quickly so Dana Rose can meet her brothers. Much love to all of you and continued support, love Kat