Friday, June 15, 2012

Two New Sons!

Praise the Lord!
We are the proud Mama and Papa of two little boys!

We found out that court was scheduled for 5pm this afternoon.  The timing of this "for sure" news was perfect since we were already out eating an early celebratory lunch with two other families since John would be long gone come dinner time.

 Court was supposed to start at 5pm but didn't actually start till 5:30.  She was very nice and read through all of our paperwork before asking us a few questions.  Within 20 minutes the whole thing was over including her ruling in favor of us adopting the boys!

We are so happy to have two news sons

Nolan Robert Reed 
(Big Boy)

and

Oliver Wesley Reed 
(Little One)

We can't wait till Nolan and Oliver get to meet the rest of the family.  Hopefully only 2 more weeks here.  John is on his way back home now to be with the kids.  He will be home for Father's Day.  Perfect timing.  What is even more perfect timing is that the 10 day waiting period will end on Oliver's birthday.  I can't think of a better birthday present for him.

59 comments:

  1. Praise God for His perfect timing and provision!

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  2. Wahooooo!!! Awesome news and great names too :)

    Blessings,
    Sue

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  3. So happy for you guys! Nolan and Oliver will make the perfect additions to the Reid family!

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  4. This is wonderful news!!! Congratulations to you all!

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  5. What wonderful news, I'm so happy for you all. X

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  6. Such an answer to prayer! Rejoicing with you ALL Christine. How full John's heart must be on this Father's Day!!!! Debby Estes

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  7. Praising the Lord with your family, Christine!

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  8. Well, you know I love Slavic names - but those names are absolutely lovely..... (And my Ilya now insists on going by "Silas" - so, go figure.)

    Congratulations! You are amazing.

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  9. Congratulations! God is good and what a blessing to have 2 adorable sons added to your family.

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  10. congratulations!!!

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  11. Love It! Love their names and I especially love the new last name!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  12. Congratulations!!!

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  13. YAAAAAAY!!!!! congratulations! i'll be praying for safety, good health, and smooth transitions as well as for everything to go well during your remaining time in-country.

    whenever you get a chance, do you think you could possibly explain the decisions regarding the boys' names? as far as i know, all the other kids you've adopted have not had their first names changed. Dennis wasn't much older than your new baby and yet his name was kept, but Oliver doesn't sound like the type of name you'd hear over there very often. neither does Nolan, and he's older - although i don't know where that name comes from so i could be wrong.

    just curious... not criticizing at all, just noticing what appears to be a break from the path typical of your family.

    congrats again... can't wait to follow their journey home, the reunion, and their adjustment to their brand new lives!

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  14. CONGRATS MAMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pray for John's safe trip home. I bet the kids are dying to see him. Maybe one day you can write a post answering some of the questions...what is the waiting period now for? Is it always 10 days?

    I think I remember you mentioning their names as Doyle and.......sorry name escapes me. Do you rename all the kids ? I am just curious. I once read a blog post about how they felt the childs name is sacred...like that is all they have left of their culture...birth country..birth mom....

    No disrespect at all intended! Love the names! Maybe those are their birth names and I am totally wrong..

    Again Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    liz

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  15. Congrats!!! So happy for you guys and for Nolan and Oliver (great names, btw).

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  16. Praise the Lord, indeed!!
    I've got tears, and chills. I am so thrilled for your entire family, but especially for those two precious little ones.
    Your family continues to be in my prayers!
    Blessings!
    Deb
    p.s. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the names!!

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  17. Congratulations! Nolan and Oliver couldn't have gotten a better family. :)

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  18. Congratulations. Blessings on your family.

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  19. I really like the names you chose!! I'm glad the court went well. I will be praying for calm, happy boys on the flight home! Enjoy your new sons!!!

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  20. Woooohooooooooo! That is absolutely great! I'm so happy for them and for you. They're so precious and I can't wait to see how they blossom in your family. Congratulations! :)
    Nina

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  21. Congratulations!!!!

    Everything was meant to be

    Jennifer
    Yucaipa, CA

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  22. Congratulations!

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  23. Congratulations to the Reed family! Your new boys are adorable! Best wishes for a safe (and quick) trip home!

    Cheryl in ID

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  24. Congratulations! Praying that the rest of the time goes smoothly so your family can be united! God Bless!

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  25. Congrats, I am so happy for you. Prayers for safety for John and for you and the boys as you remain untill they are cleared to go home.
    Sarah Goeken

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  26. Congratulations!
    Fantastic news~ God Bless you all!

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS! I've been praying and checking in to hear this wonderful news!
    Sandra Flach

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  28. Hallelujah \o/ Congratulations, John and Christine and family! Prayers for a safe journey home for John. Giving special thanks for your mama tonight, and all who came to help with the family at home. Much love and continued prayers for all of you, Elaine

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  29. WOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! CONGRATS!!!

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  30. Congratulations to the Reeds!!!! So excited for all of you!

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  31. Congratulations! That is sooooo exciting. Love the names! Your entire family continues to be in my prayers. God bless you for what you do! :)

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  32. Yeah! Super congratulations from Canada!!!

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  33. Congratulations ! This two boys couldn't have been more lucky to be a part of a family like yours !!!!

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  34. This is exciting news! And I love the names, especially Oliver. Are you going to call him Ollie? Cute names for very cute little boys. I hope John has a safe trip home and a great Father's day with his stateside children. I'm so excited for you and your family.

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  35. Oh, I'm so glad I checked before going to bed -- best news of the day! Congratulations to Nolan and Oliver for finding their forever family -- and many blessings to the even bigger Reed Family!

    Hugs from CA,
    Laura

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  36. Congratulations from Australia! And indeed - what a perfect birthday present for Oliver!

    Michelle.

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  37. Super excited for you and the family AND the boys. What a wonderful God we have who loves seeing families grow and that the fatherless are loved like these two boys are. Great news.

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  38. Congratulations! I hope the rest of your trip goes quickly so your
    family can be together. I love their names!
    Dawn

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  39. Congratulations! So excited for you to get them home! Some people may not realize the "names" the kids are given on Reece's Rainbow are not the children's real names. I love both the new names! Oliver is one of my favorites.

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  40. Slava Bogu! Praying your boys will adjust and bond quickly with everyone! Praying for your journey home, and the remaining process!

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  41. Congratulations on the new additions!

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  42. Congrats!! Do you get to take them to the apartment with you now or do you still just get to visit them? Love the names.

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  43. Rejoicing with you!!!! Congrats, the Lord is so good!!! Love their names!!!

    Love,
    Allison

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  44. Congratulations Christine, John and all of Oliver and Nolan's new big brothers and sisters! I am so happy for you and thankful to the Lord that things are now sorted. I can't wait for you to get your little ones home, so I can't imagine how much you must be itching to do so. Blessings!

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  45. Happy Father's Day has new meaning to your two little ones. So glad you are blessed with them and they with you! Godspeed home so everyone can be together again!
    Hugs!

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  46. I was out of town, so I had to catch up first thing today. Congratulations on your two new sons! Just in time for Father's Day, too!

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  47. So very happy for you all.
    Congratulations! Many blessings to you and your family
    Lisa

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  48. Yay for you all!!! And my hubby is really liking Nolan's middle name and last name!!!

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  49. Hi! I am so happy for you. Your time is getting so close for you to leave.What a wonderful father's day gift for John. Pat

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