Friday, June 17, 2011

Wrapping It Up!

Yesterday Clarion's FBI clearance arrived in the mail. That was the last document we were waiting for to wrap up our paperwork for court. As of today, all of our documents are complete. About half of them are already in Vlad. The remaining documents will soon be on their way to Vlad. Once there, they will be translated and submitted to the court. Then we'll wait for a judge to be assigned. Once the judge is assigned we'll wait while the judge reviews our file and sets a court date. The timeline really depends on the judge. Our agency gave us every indication that an August court date is realistically possible. So we're hoping and praying for that!

Please keep Kyle and Ashley in your prayers. International adoption can be quite the roller coaster ride, but we have the promise of our Lord's presence until the end of the age. In Christ we know that God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Our prayers go out to them as they await the unfolding of God's plan and purpose for their family!

As always, thank you for all of your prayers for our family, especially for our little guy in Russia. God bless you all.


Clarion and Joel


  1. Getting Closer!!! Still praying for God's perfect timing!

  2. So excited for you guys- I was just thinking about you and the clearance the other day and wondered if you were closer!! Before you know it, you'll be booking plane tickets and hanging in Vlad!! ;o)

  3. Pastor Fritsche and Clarion we are excited for you both and the coming addition to your family. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Kathy and I still hope to come that way in the future. Kathy says "Hello" also.

    God Bless

    Bob Banker