Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We have the document!

Well, as some of you know, we have had a very difficult time getting a document for our dossier. The Proof of home ownership. This is one document that we had no idea it would be difficult to get, we have owned our home for quite some time, and even pay taxes on it! 

I won't go into detail about what we went through to get this document, but I will say, we have been quite busy getting this one little piece of paper. We went to the courthouse a total of 4 times, went to the mayors office once, to a lawyers office twice (to get a new deed to our house), and I was on the phone many times to many different people trying to get it resolved. 

I have to say thanks to my friend, Jill's dad, Senator Tom Butler, for his help. I called him last week to ask him for help with something else, not expecting this to come up. So, anyway, he called me back and I told him of the problems I have had, he said to email him everything and he would take care of it. 

And he did! 

Senator Butler forwarded my email to a lady in the legislative office. She called me and wanted to know in detail everything that happened. She said she would take care of it. So, about 30 minutes later she calls and said she found someone to do it for me, and that when she told this person of all that we had been through, she said she would be happy to help us. 

I was so nervous, but I once again went down to the courthouse. I was afraid this lady was going to be mean, too. She was the nicest lady. When I went into her office, she even said it was so nice to meet me, and she said "so, I've heard you have been through a lot". Then she asked what I needed her to do. Then, just like that, she did it. No questions, nothing. When I opened up my folder with all the papers, she saw Priscilla's picture, and said she was beautiful, and that she wanted me to bring her back to meet her.  I'm still in shock that it was so easy. After I left her office, I couldn't believe it, and kept looking at the paper, just to make sure I really had it. :)

Praise Jesus! 


  1. Wow wow wow love it! That is so cool!

  2. Fantastic news, I am SO happy for you!!
    But it's strange, the way you first had to fight this hopeless battle, believing that you would't be able to fix it in time- and then with a phone call to the right person the problems simply dissolves, just like that. Just goes to show that adopting takes a lot of work and persistance...

    Anyway, this made my day. Congratulations! And about your last post, I visited the blog you mentioned. Poor little girl, it brought tears to my eyes... Let's hope the effort pays off and she will have big grant- and a family soon!

  3. I'm so excited to see how the Lord worked all this out for you! Thank you, Lord!

  4. Hi Crystal. My name is Carol Miller and my husband and I have just started our homestudy application to adopt little Quinton! We are so excited and can't wait to go get him. Thanks for the information about the orphanage. It makes my heart happy to know that the kids are well taken care of. I would love to stay in contact and hopefully get a picture or 2 from you when you travel. Is there an email address I can contact you at? Thanks and congratulations!

  5. oops...I meant to post this under your latest post.

  6. Hi Carol, I am so happy to "meet" you. I am beyond excited for you for adopting Quinton. I fell in love with him from the beginning, and have been praying and praying for his family. You can email me
    I would love to stay in contact, and spy on your little one, if we go before you. :)