Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Well....forward motion...Ghana - Here we come! We got a phone call last week that our program has made some definitive changes so as to be proactive with some procedure changes that are happening in Ghana. We definitely will be taking 2 trips to Ghana...and the first one is in 3 WEEKS!!!. Our heads are SPINNING!!

We're coming to get you, Zoe Andrela!!

We will now have to physically appear in court for our adoption decree. Zoe Andrela is from the Upper East region of Ghana which is very rural. We will fly into Accra with 2 other American families and then the next day take a 13-hour bus-ride to the Upper East region. (WITH ZOE!!) We will sign papers and then, hopefully, appear in court within the next 2 days. We should then, hopefully, receive our adoption decree within a day or two after that - and then be able to file our I-600 at the US Embassy in Ghana - which should be much quicker than our original (and less expensive) plan to file in the US. Then we will fly home....without Zoe :(. It should take less than 30 days to get this approval - then file for her Visa which typically takes 2-3 weeks - then go back and GET HER!! SO EXCITED! and a little bit shell-shocked - not gonna lie!

So, here are some things that we need and that you can pray for!

*$$$ - we still plan to have our benefit concert and are waiting for a date on this from our friend. We had planned to have this in late April and now our travel dates will be prior to this!
*Our trip will take approx. 15-17 days - pray for our boys during this long time away from both of us.
*Pray for Zoe Andrela - our relationships and bonding during our 2 weeks together.

*Our plane fare to Ghana will cost Approx. 130,000 SkyMiles! If you have these and would consider allowing us to use these to purchase our tickets, let us know!! We would be SO Grateful!!

Our church has set up an adoption fund if anybody wants to send tax-deductible funds - please don't write our names on the check, just put a note in the envelope with it!
The Chapel UMC
114 Harris Farm Road
Brunswick, GA
Phone: 912-262-1331

We are not worried or anxious at all! We know the Lord has called our family to adopt our Ghanaian beauty and we know He knows every step we will make and where every resource will come from!

Thanks for being excited with us!! Keep praying!! We'll keep you updated!!


  1. wow!!! that's so awesome! i am so excited for y'all!!
    quick question - are you guys set up at all to receive paypal donations?

  2. That is awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I can't wait to meet her! I'm reluctantly taking a six month furlough, and I know SSI will be one of my stops! Praying for all the details to work out and for finances to be poured out. Love y'all! I seriously can't wait to meet Zoe, I have been praying for you guys!!!

  3. It's really happening! And so much sooner! I know y'all are beside yourselves. Praying for all your Fritchie hearts.

  4. Hey Amy!
    We're super excited for you! You can count on our prayers as you and Mark go to Ghana! Miss y'all!

  5. Amy,
    I am so happy for you! You will definately have to let me know how the whole court process goes for you. We are right behind you! Good luck, hope all goes smoothly while you are over there.