Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's a boy????

Ok....Joel was so correct in saying that adoption has it's wonderful, crazy, exhausting surprises. Here's ours....

Yesterday we found out that our two Russian sons have a baby brother in Russia. He is not off the database yet but will be soon. We were asked if we wanted to adopt him. What does this mean?

Well, after seeing his picture and thinking about it for precisely 5 seconds we decided that a little girl is not in the cards for us this time. We have been offered the opportunity of keeping this family together and it's one we jump at with joy.

Where do we go from here? Who knows? We will listen to the advice and follow the direction of our adoption workers. Please pray for us as we endeavor to bring our sons' little brother into our family. Thank you for the prayers already offered on our behalf!!

With hopefulness and joy,
Joel, Clarion, Slav, and Sergei


  1. How exciting! Praying for you guys in this new twist- what a blessing and a surprise! :)

  2. Congratulations! What wonderful news!! I think bringing home a boy is just perfect!! What a wonderful addition...can't wait to meet him too!

  3. This is even better news than I anticipated! God is at work here and that is awesome! What an amazing journey this is going to be for your family!

  4. We are so excited for you guys... how wonderful... Can't wait to here more as things move forward:)
    The Hintz family

  5. What amazing and wonderful news!



    PS I'm a new reader to your blog - we are adopting from Russia so I've been following along.

  6. What amazing news for you and for the Overstreet family too! So much to be thankful for. Can't wait to hear more and hope we'll soon meet in Vladivostok - wouldn't that be great? :-)

  7. Amazing and how wonderful!!! Congratulations and what a wonderul opportunity to keep a family together - YOURS!!

  8. Congrats! What wonderful news!

  9. Great news! We are praying things move quickly for you!

  10. Just saw this post Joel and am so excited that the boys can all be together. It is such a blessing.


  11. WOW!!! Congratulations!!

    Such exciting news.....hoping it will go quickly for you and you can all be together very soon!