Isqua Istari

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Adoption: postlude

Posted in Children by Ziggy Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 14:49

Almost exactly four years ago I posted some updates about the adoption of my brother and sister, Amos and Linda. They had just arrived in the US, and could barely speak english. They were shy, exuberant, jet lagged, and a bit frightened.

Today they are in school, learning martial arts, dancing, playing music, and laughing like crazy (seriously, like crazy people). It’s been a short four years, and I’m glad to say they are a part of the family in more than just legal status. I speak of Amos and Linda as “they” because it is difficult to separate them. They usually spend their days around each other, go to school together, play the same games, and tell the other what to do constantly. This last is usually because they have rather different views of life. (more…)


Posted in Children by Ziggy Saturday April 28, 2007 at 00:46

Amos and Linda are here! They arrived this afternoon, ate a bit, played in the back yard, and went to bed.
The pictures of Africa are here:
Pictures of Amos and Linda (NOTE: I took the pictures down. It’s complicated)
I don’t know if there are any from their homecoming. Honestly they were really beat, so the festivities were a bit subdued. I’m sure they will both be up to speed in a few days. I’ll make a post if another repository begins displaying pictures.

Let’s try this plan

Posted in Children by Ziggy Wednesday April 25, 2007 at 09:34

Well, the paperwork didn’t go through, so Mom stayed in Africa and Dad arrive back here last Friday. We just got word yesterday that Mom and the kids will be arriving on Friday the 27th! No word yet on what happened, but apparently everything worked out somehow. Praise God!

Delay and change of plans

Posted in Children by Ziggy Wednesday April 18, 2007 at 17:00

I realize that I have failed to post any new information concerning the adoption. Things have been in flux here. The first hearing resulted in the request being delayed (ostensibly due to unusual emigration wording) until the 10th, on which date the judge was sick and out of town. The hearing was rescheduled to today (which, due to the time change would mean that it has already occurred) but we probably won’t hear from Mom and Dad until they get back in the states, or perhaps England. I am leaving for LAX directly from work today to fly out to Tucson and pick up the girls and fly back tomorrow evening. Mom and Dad should arrive in LAX on Friday. If the hearing went well, they will have Amos and Linda with them. If not, Amos and Linda will come as soon as possible (probably next week) with the orphanage director.

The delay has actually worked out for the better, as Linda was pretty uncomfortable for the first week or so, and the extra time has given her some leeway to get used to Mom and Dad. So I’m not going to ask that you pray for them to be on the flight tomorrow. God knows what he is doing, pray that we get used to it.

Mom and Dad in africa

Posted in Children by Ziggy Friday March 30, 2007 at 12:29

Mom and Dad left for Africa this past Tuesday. We (my parents) have been in the process of adopting two four year old children (Amos and Lynda, not related to each other) from Uganda for the past nine months or so. We got stalled on paperwork for a while, and the beurocracy takes a while to push things through. Then, once all the papers were in order the judges in Uganda went on strike. Anyhow, after quite an ordeal the plans were finally laid. Suzie and Abby are in Tucson with our aunt, uncle, their kids, and our grandparents while Mom and Dad are away. The three boys (Ben’s still in school) have the house to ourselves for two weeks, one of which happens to coincide with Kevin and Luke’s spring break.

I just recieved an e-mail from Mom and Dad, as follows:

We met the kids yesterday and they are gourgess. We have adusted to the
10 hour time change and are doing well. our court date is 4/2 and we
hope to return home with Amos and linda on the 9th

Ron and Monica

So now you know everything that I know. The bad spelling indicates that Dad probably was the one who typed it up. I’m not much better, so let me say by way of exoneration that he probably didn’t have a spelling checker. Please keep them in your prayers, health, safety, getting along well with the kids, etc.

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