Introducing …

Introducing our son, Andre David Araya.






Born August 5, 2004


Forever in Our Family January 12, 2015


We’re officially a family of four!





As I write this, we are still in-country finishing up the embassy paperwork required for Andre to immigrate to America. We’re not sure how much longer we’ll be here, as we’re experiencing some delays in the process, but we’re praying and trusting in God to get us through. This too shall pass.

We’re currently enjoying the “honeymoon” stage of the post-adoption adjustment process and having a blast together as we do so. Although waiting in line for paperwork (which is what we’ve been doing the most of these days) is certainly not a favorite activity of Andre’s, I can hardly blame him for it! Other than getting the wiggles in boring office waiting rooms, he’s a happy-go-lucky little dude who is super fun and who fits in perfectly with our family.

We can’t thank you enough for your prayers, support, and encouragement throughout the process of bringing home Andre, and also the process of bringing home Shanti last year. God has blessed us with two amazing children, and we couldn’t have answered God’s calling had you not also stepped up and given us the encouragement and support we needed. We are humbled and grateful for the community God has provided to love and support us. We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you. We are a family today because of the support you’ve given us.

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  1. Marjan says:

    Your children have the most beautiful smiles!

  2. Kim says:

    Praise God! He sets the solitary in families :)

    You make a beautiful family.

  3. Nicole says:

    oh ! Emotions to see all these great pictures !
    A lovely family !May God bless you all four.

    You had christmas together ? :)

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