Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Sobering Thought...

We don't have any news to share, so I decided to share some thoughts I've been wrestling with lately. As I think about how excited and anxious we are to have more children join our family...I am reminded that in order for this to happen, another family is experiencing overwhelming sadness and grief. For reasons we currently don't know, another family must make the difficult decision to relinquish their parental rights. There are approximately 5 million orphans in Ethiopia alone which also means there are millions of families that have suffered in ways we can't begin to explain. A mom and a dad half-a-world away from here will be making the most difficult decision of their place their child for adoption...and we will be thrilled to become their "new" mom and dad. That is a sobering thought for me to come to terms with.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our Dossier is headed to Ethiopia!!

Our adoption coordinator notified us today that our Dossier was successfully authenticated in Washington, DC and has been sent on to Ethiopia! :) Very exciting we just need that referral!!! We are working on perfecting patience...I'm still not very good at it. haha!

Monday, November 15, 2010


We are truly learning the art of patience...It seems like we've been waiting forever, but in reality, it's only been about 3 weeks since we went on the waiting list. We found out today we are now #22 on the sibling list!! That was happy news!

We received our appointments for the immigration fingerprints last Friday. We go on Dec. 7th.

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Good News!

Whoop whoop!!! We moved up another spot...we are now #23 on the sibling list!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Good News for Today

The good news for today...our check to USCIS (immigration) has cleared, so that means our I-600A application is being processed AND we moved up one spot on the sibling waiting list. We are now #24 on the list.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


We have officially been on the sibling waiting list for one week. I was secretly hoping we would get a referral right away...haha!! I know the answer -- God's timing is not our timing, so we must be patient. I'm not very good at being patient. Thanks to the little tracking feature with the post office, I know our I-600A application was delivered so I'm hoping it is processed quickly.

Craig, Jordan, and I attended a fabulous meeting with our support network at church tonight. We had a guest tonight that was adopted as a baby from South Korea. Dolly shared her experience as an adopted Korean child with white parents. It was awesome to hear her positive, Christ-centered perspective!! It is amazing the number of people who are attending our group that are from other churches in the area. One couple found out about the meeting tonight because she voted at our church on Tuesday and saw the flyer. How cool is that?!?