Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One year later

Just a quick update from the Wilson front.
We are enjoying the christmas season here in BC, with our family of 4, still eagerly and sometimes painfully awaiting the arrival of the other member(or members) of our family. The biggest thing we have learned this year is that God knows all and we don't. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. We are working both with a private adoption agency and with the ministry of children and families to grow our family.
All the best in 2012. Monika

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


HomeStudy Complete! Hip Hip Hooray!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Thanks all for praying. We had a great meeting with our social worker. We really like her and feel like we have connected with her well. The kids were questioned as to what they thought of the adoption and their answers were quite cute.
Thanks again for your support. We'll be keeping you posted.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A time to Pray

Just got linked to a great blog  aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com , who has created a crazy love prayer challenge.  Please join in prayer and fasting this wednesday, Sept 8, for adoptions all over the world.

Here is our story short and sweet.  We started our adoption process 2 and half years ago.  We had hoped to adopt 2 children from Ukraine.  After many tries of getting our paperwork over there, only to have it expire etc..., along with the many other roadblocks, we had to come to a decision 2 years in, to change our adoption route. This was a heart wrenching process.  We have decided to adopt locally now in BC, Canada.  This also comes with it's own challenges.  We have had to do numerous home studies, have had many social workers, countless courier bills and many discouraging moments.  Strangely, we feel stronger about adoption now than we did at the time we started.  We are now 9 months into the domestic adoption process...and labour pains will hopefully start very soon!! We would ask for prayer for our social worker (who just again got transferred) to be replaced soon and that the new one would look upon us favorably for a placement of  2 children
Thanks so much for joining in.
Monika and Richard Wilson

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The newest here

This will be a somewhat short post. We are now 3 months post fundraiser and not too much further ahead with our papers. We had almost completed our homestudy when our social worker, who we love, was transferred and can no longer keep our case load. This puts us on permanent hold until the position is filled and that new worker takes on our load, completes our study and then we carry on. It could be a very long wait. Prayers are appreciated...for patience and trust in God.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Our Coffeehouse!

Not sure how many people are reading this, but our Coffeehouse was a huge blessing. We had a great time, and were able to raise about $3000.00 toward our adoption. Thanks to our friends and family and community for making this possible!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Sneak Peak...

Erica Baker

"Memories" by Lorraine Williams

"Crocuses" by Michael Hepher

"Everyday Joy" by Monika Wilson

Just to wet your appetite.
Hope to see many of you there
at the Gathering Place.