Tuesday, June 26, 2012

And then there were 10. . . .

We interrupt this prolonged silence to bring you the following announcement. . . .

This morning, in a courtroom in Sofia, Bulgaria, a judge declared Richard and I to be the parents of two more, precious, little boys! We are now the proud parents of TEN amazing little ones!

Without further ado, please allow me to officially introduce:

Thomas Christopher Rieben


and 


Benjamin Daniel Rieben

We should receive our travel dates within the next two weeks and anticipate that we will be on our way back to Bulgaria to bring the boys home in early August! We are SO excited to finally be bringing our sweet babies HOME!


10 comments:

Our Adoption Journey to Eastern Europe said...

Congratulations!!

Julia said...

AWWWWWW!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!! YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! Happy Dancing!! Happy Dancing!!!

Jill said...

Congratulations!!! SUPER happy for you! :D

BrendaB said...

YIPPEE!! I've been wondering all morning. So happy for you and the boys. Smiles all around.

Michelle said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Yippee!! That's awsome!! Praise Jesus!!

I'll be praying that you actually keep them (vs disrupt them) ice you get home. It's soooo sad when godly Christian folks get the orphan home and decide they're too annoying to keep after a few months -- like the former Yuri winkle and victor Reilly and whatever emmitt Bedford last name was (his first RR family name, who kicked him to the curb ) be fore Shelley took him in.

Please please please keep both boys!!!!

CeAnne @ Sanctus Simplicitus said...

Yay! Congrats! I'm sure you are very very excited and will just love them to pieces :) The count down is on!

rosedel said...

Oh that is wonderful!

Maureen said...

I'm surprised by the anonymous comment! First, why not reveal yourself? Second, how about reading Valerie's blog. These wonderful little boys will join the 3 biological children and 5 adopted children that Valerie and her husband have been raising. All of Valerie's adopted children have disabilities and she is an amazing mom and these two little boys are so lucky to be joining the rest of this amazing family! Congratulations Valerie and family!

Grandma DD said...

Val, I appreciated your compassionate response! We do not know anything about what happened in those situations -- expectations, things beyond control, imperfect people wanting to do the best they can and sometimes the imperfections over come us and our ideals
Love, Grandma DD