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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


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Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

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Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adoption Update - Another Milestone Reached

On Monday our social worker presented our homestudy before the Indiana Special Needs Adoption Program Specialists. The board voted to recommend us as an adoptive family!

I had tried to keep my mind off the proceedings all morning and was surprised when the voicemail came through. I shocked myself at my emotional reaction to the news. The children immediately started bouncing off the walls!

Now we can start searching for children. We pray that the Lord will guide every step (can we also pray for speed?)!


  1. Congratulations Stumpfs! I can't imagine a better family for a child to be placed. Prayers and best wishes to all of you while you search and wait - God will truly put the right child in your arms! Lucky kid!

  2. You know how excited we are for this news!!! What a glorious journey. Can't wait to see how God blesses you as well as the child(ren) He chooses for your family. Hugs!!!!