Monday, August 3, 2009

I Like Numbers!

We have received notice that two families have started the process to adopt kids from the 2009 UOO summer camp. Not just 'maybes' or 'perhaps', real work has started and dossiers are being put together! Wow! In addition, there are five families, including us, from our area that are possibly going to Ukraine by year's end to adopt. God's plan and the work of UOO is in action!

That got me to thinking! Just how many "known" Ukies do we have in with close ties to the UOO organization? (If you have supported us, have attended an event or two or know us, I counted ya!) Let's see...there are:

The Barrett's = 2
The Garrett's = 1
The Christopherson's = 3
The Stoesz's = 3
The Volf's = 2
The Hoffmann's = 2
The Houghton's = 1
The Rogés = 3

Wow, that's 17 kids! Did I forget anybody? Please fill me in & please forgive my memory lapse if I did.

So if you add the potential adoption numbers for the rest of the year, we come up with these numbers. (Prospective Adoptive Parents for confidentiality of those unannounced, families listed by permission):

PAP1 = 1 or more
PAP2 = 1 or more
PAP3 = 1
DeYoung's = 1
Pittel's = 1
Houghton's = 1
Rogés = 2 plus Z one day

That's at least another 8 for a total of 25. We could start our own little Ukrainian villiage!

Another cool note of interest: The UOO camps started in 2007 and there was a summer camp in 2008 and of course, this one in 2009. When the two families bring back a child or two from the 2009 camp and when we get home with Rimma, there will have been a child adopted from each of our three camps! Nice!

~ Felix ~


Kris and Clarke said...

Wow - I never added it up, thanks for doing that. There are 2 more families that are tied with UOO. The Brunsons from Castle Rock adopted 2 and Scott and
Michele, also from Castle Rock, adopted 2. Also, the Woodiels from Berthoud adopted largely because of UOO, although God lead them to Columbia because Ukraine was closed for several months (2 children) Wow !!!! God is GOOD!

Kari said...

Do you have J&T on the PAP list? It is awesome that we all live so close and the kids can spend time together. One of the reasons we ended up choosing Ukraine!

Ukraine Update said...


Don't forget that when you come to Ukraine.... we have extra room! We have two rooms upstairs set up and ready!!!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

That is impressive. We have 3 families in our small town that are looking to travel to China by years end. Way to go, guys!

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