Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fingerptints Check!

YEA!!!! They let us go through and get our fingerprints done on Friday. So we are on track and happy. Thank you for all of your prayers.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Please Pray!

We are going to attempt something tomorrow in order to speed up this process and we thought it might be helpful to have some prayer support going into it. Here is the scoop, we received a finger print appointment for September 9 which is not too terribly bad. However, we would like it to be a little sooner. So our plan is to go in tomorrow with...a picture of Gus, some of Gus' medical paperwork, and then beg them to please for the sake of our little guy fingerprint us tomorrow instead. We are planning on going at 9:00am right when they open, please if you think of it surround us with prayer for them to have compassion on our situation and grant our request. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Grumpy Gus

A couple of things to report on. First of all, we finished all of the grant applications today and they are on their way to mailbox! That is good news for us, we can rest a little easier now. We also turned in all of our acceptance paperwork today. We are waiting on a couple of things: approval from the Korean Gov't, a letter from immigration with a finger print date, and a letter from immigration telling us whether they have decided to expedite our case or not.

On a different note. We received a new picture of Gus yesterday. He was a Grumpy Gus in his picture. It is hard to tell if he is sad, mad, sick, or just tired. Either way it is much different than our usual smiling pictures that we have received in the past. It is very hard for me to look at it and know I can't do anything to make him smile. I just want to scoop him up and kiss him until he smiles. In the picture he has shorts and tank top on so we can see his arms and legs. They do not look as scrawny as we thought they would which is a good sign. He looks like he has been growing, we at least know his hair has been growing (it is a little out of control).

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We will keep you all updated.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Here are exact words from our caseoworker today: "Alison(someone at corporate) has asked that you prepare and submit the acceptance documents for little Gus already so that we can expedite them!"

YEA!!!! Happy day, more paperwork but we can't wait. This paperwork we will do all night if it gets us our Gus faster!

Please pray for clarity of mind and understanding of everything they are asking of us so that this all goes smoothly. Also, please thank God with us for this wonderful news!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Paperwork on it's Way

It is a happy day at the Perton house! We received and signed our home study today. We had everything ready to send to Immigration and sent that out certified mail today. Once we add some pictures to the home study we can send it to corporate and then they can send it to Korea. We handed in one grant application today, have one ready to be mailed tomorrow and I will be working on one tonight. We are so excited to keep moving forward, it feels so good to get some of this paperwork on it's way.

Current prayer requests: that immigration would consider expediting our forms in order to get Gus here quicker because of his need for medical care, that Gus will keep adjusting well to his new home and that the physical therapy everday will help him gain core strength(Jason thinks he just needs some baby pilates), and that we will qualify for some of the grants in order to reduce our cost and save money for Gus' upcoming medical expenses. Also please thank God for His continued hand in this process, we feel His presence all of the time.