What does Amy have in common with an elephant?
Go check out those guesses, hilarious! Click here to read them. I learned some interesting new facts about elephants and how I am surprisingly like an elephant. So, many of you had correct answers, but not the answer I was looking for…
Honorable mention goes to MouseyMom with the comment, “AHA! People want to extract your teeth to make piano keys!!!? just kidding!”
We had four qualifiers that answered correctly: Chrissy, Amber P, Ashley B and Steph B. And the winner is…AMBER P!
You see, elephants have a 22 month gestation period…
Are you getting it?
Amber’s comment: “Being that I've thought of this analogy several times in my own life lately. . .I'm guessing you're adopting again!?!?!?! can't wait to hear!”
Okay Littles, just hold the sign for Mama…
Still can’t see it, huh? It says, “We’re gonna be BIG sisters!” That’s right, praise God, we are adopting again!
Where are we adopting from? Ethiopia through HOLT international
Umm, why now, don’t you already have your hands full? Yes, we do have our hands full. In general, adoptions from Ethiopia have slowed. We started this process a few months ago, but the average expected wait time is from 18-24 months. So, while a new baby in the home next week would cause panic :), we would like to set things in motion because of the current wait time.
Boy or girl? Whatever God brings. Just like with the first adoption, most families that request a child, prefer a girl, so most likely we will be matched with a boy.
Siblings? Again, whatever God brings. HOLT’s policy (that we wholeheartedly support) is that children must be placed in homes without breaking the birth order, so at the time of referral, we will be matched with a child at least 12 months younger than our Littles. With these parameters, the only way to bring home siblings would be twins. That would be like lightning striking in the same place twice, so although improbable, still a possibility.
Are you going to have your own? Good question. We actually already have our own, two of them! I know, you meant biological children. :) We are open to what the Lord brings. We know that children are a blessing straight from God, adopted or biological, and we hope that our quiver can be full of them! Adoption is what the Lord is currently pressing on our hearts and we have been so blessed by our Ethiopian arrows! Feel free to talk to Jon or I about this anytime.
Thanks for your love, prayers and support!
We love our village!