Rockin' Adoption


I know its been FOR-EV-ER since I’ve posted.  But honestly- not much has happened for me to post about.  We were saving up for the payment due with our Dossier and so things were moving very slowly.

WE do however- have a pretty big update.

After much prayer- Paul and I have decided to pull ourselves from our current Ethiopian adoption.  We were notified the other day that the waiting time has been moved up to 24 months for our approved age range.  And although we would wait for our child for as long as we have to.  I want to be honest with you.  Ethiopia has never felt “right”.  Its soo hard to explain.  Adoption feels absolutely 100% right.  Africa feels 120% right.  The fact that I have a child out there- possibly not even born yet is 100% true.  WE are still adopting.

I have always had a heart for the D.R Congo.  We donate monthly to programs that help children in the Congo.  It’s always where my heart was.  But it wasn’t an option at the time.  And I quite possible got false information that it wouldn’t be a possibility for many years to come.  So we decided Ethiopia would be a great alternative.   So we applied, and were approved and started the process.  However- the entire time I would keep checking back up on the Congo and just wonder if God had it in his plans to open it up later on so we could adopt again.  I’m totally down with that!

I don’t believe in coincidences.  I believe that God makes things happen.  He lines circumstances up perfectly for you.   You just have to be open to accepting those circumstances.

Fast forward to now.  Or ate least a few days ago.  I received an email from a different adoption agency saying that they had openings for their D.R Congo program.  Wow.  My heart skipped a beat.  Then came the fear of maybe leaving the Ethiopian program would be a mistake.  Maybe its not what we were suppose to do.  And seriously.  MINUTES later an email comes from our coordinator from AWAA saying that the Ethiopian programs wait period had been extended to 24 months.  Keep in mind when we first started the program the wait time was 10-12 months.  So I’m not a believer in signs- but I am a believer in things being lined up in His perfect timing.

So it is with happy hearts that I tell you- we are still 100% absolutely adopting, and in the process of adopting- the geography has just changed a bit.

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