Penny & Chris Goeppner are in the process of adopting two children from Russia.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Big Announcement!

This morning around 10 o'clock we received a phone call from Sara, our representative from America World, the adoption agency that we are using. Typically when she calls it's a reminder to get some paper work together or to let us know that there has been a change in the Russian government towards adoption. Today was different. Sara called to let us know that we have a referral, this means that we have been matched with our children! What an amazing surprise! We were not expecting this at all, as a matter of fact we thought that it would be another 6 months or so before we would get a referral. Our children are beautiful and healthy! We would post a picture of them, but the Russian government highly frowns on the public posting of children that are going through the adoption process. But believe me, these babies are amazing! Our girls name is Lydiann Elizabeth. She was born on August 20, 2005. Her hair has a reddish cast and her eyes are blue (just like her mom!). Roman Christopher is our sons name. He was born on March 21, 2005. He has a huge smile and blonde hair. Please pray for us as we have immediate needs as we will be flying to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia in two weeks to meet our kids. As you well know it is incredibly expensive and as a couple in ministry we don't necessarily have tons of resources. Our prayer is that the Lord will continue to provide and through the generosity of friends family (and anyone else) we will be able to bring our babies home. We will have to go back to Russia after our first visit. This will most likely take place in 2-3 months. At this time we will be able to bring Roman and Lydiann home. Please pray. I will update often! If you want to contribute just click the button below..........