Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waiting....Waiting.... so difficult. We have so much anxiety, wonder, sorrow, excitement, nervousness, hope, joy, so many emotions while we wait for our court date.

Every morning we wake up questioning, "Could today be the day we get the email or phone call telling us when we Go"? Grabbing onto our Lord for comfort and security. Waiting....

We promise to let you know as soon as we hear.  Praying for God's will and timing to be sooner than later.

Here is a link to a song that fits where we are.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello Friends and Family.  We hope your Christmas Season was special and blessed.  We were way too busy this year and didn't feel we had enough time with God.  We don't want that to happen again. UPDATE:  We've mail many of you pictures and a little info on our children.  They are precious.  We have learned so much more about them as all the investigations have been complete.  We have signed official affidavits for their adoption.  Our attorney in Africa should be receiving them any day and will go directly to the courts to request our Court Date!!!!!!!!!!   Yikes!  Tears me up just thinking about it.  We are told our first trip to Africa will be for a good week to a week and a half to go through the court proceedings.  We'll return home for approx 4-6 weeks while court finishes the adoption then we fly back to order our children's visas and passports.  This trip might take a good two weeks so I might fly over first and Brian will meet up with me when it's closer to the time we fly home with the children.  So please keep us in prayer as we finish this oh so long adoption journey.  We need approx 10K to finish with the court cost, visas, passports, and travel.  We'll keep praying and asking for donations, but how emotional and exciting it is to finally see the finish line.  God is good and we feel Him close.  We will let you know as soon as we've received the court date.  Praying for maybe February!  Blessings and love to you all.  ~~Bri and Deb. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

We received the official referrals of our children yesterday.  Praise God.  
For the protection of the children, and safety of the adoption process we'll need to be a bit private for now.  Once our children are home safe we can share more of them with you.  You can request to be added to our closed private facebook page "Eight is Not Enough".  
If you feel led to help us finish the funding you can find our fundraiser page on facebook "The Hilleslands Children Envelope fundraiser".  
If you would like to offer a tax deductible donation you can go to and find us there!  God bless you and we'll update the progress of the adoption as we go.  Hoping to get a court date set in the next few weeks and praying that we can start court end of January beginning of February.  We'll leave that in God's hands. Blessings to you!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Oh forgive me please for the horrible job I'm doing on our blog page.  We are half way through our Hillesland Childrens Envelope Adoption Fundraiser. ( Say that five times fast).   It's a full time job, and I have a real full time job, and a family to take care of so I kinda lost track. Duh!   ;0)

We did just make a video with an update and a little sharing of our hearts. It's file's too large to attach here so we put a the video on youtube. Hilleslandadoptionvideo   
We are so excited to let you know that we are within a month or two of travel to start court!!!  This next week we will have the funds to send in for the referral which is our agency telling us which children we get to make our own.  They will be Orphans no longer!  Amen!!  Also the Dossier which is all our paper work that goes to Uganda so that their government/courts can give the ok for us to adopt from their country.  Next we will have to submit 11,000.00 to cover all the court and child investigation cost.  Then the final stage is about 7,000.00 for a bunch of legal work and visas.  We could very probably be traveling to Uganda in December to start court.  So time is of the essence in finishing the funding.  Please visit our fundraiser on facebook if you would like.  If you would like to contribute/donate to help us finish the money barrier you can visit  or   Also here is the video, sorry it is a bit long.  Next update will be short, lovely, and sweet. hee hee
We are so thankful for everyone God is bringing into our lives.  You've given so much love, support, prayer, and we will forever thank Him and pray for you all!!!!  More updates to come and God willing we will all see who our children are next week!!!  God Bless!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

AWE!!!!!  Our children are ready for us to brake down the stinkin money barrier and bring them home!  Please see our facebook page for our awesome "Hillesland children's Envelope" Fundraiser.  Go Go Go!!!  

Monday, September 29, 2014


Happy Blessed Monday.  Happy, exciting news to come in just a little bit.  Stay tuned!