Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It’s Time…An Honest Update

This is bound to be a boring post, no pictures. :)

Many of you have asked us about where we are at in our next adoption process and you have heard us give vague answers, smile and then quickly change the subject. If you e-mailed about it, we just probably never responded.

Do you remember a few months back when we asked you to pray through some “big things” with us? Well, God has brought us some direction, although for a few months span, we just held still with the adoption as we weren’t sure what the future held. 

Thanks for your prayers.  We have come through this season, more in love with Jesus, each other and The Littles.  We also are more deeply surrendered and submitted to His Will for our family.

I am also happy to report that we are again, MOVING FORWARD with the adoption process.  After just sitting on a homestudy for over two months, our application for USCIS approval is going out in the mail tomorrow (!!!) and we pick up the dream of a third (and possibly fourth) child from Ethiopia once again. 

If you aren’t familiar with the adoption world, this means we now start scrambling for the dossier paperwork and hope to have it all compiled when we are approved for immigration and then we enter the waitlist.

The updates with Ethiopian adoption are bleak as far as a quick process, but hopefully these measures put in place further protect Ethiopian children and families.  So, we don’t know what this means as far as wait time, but we step out in faith once again. 

I am glad my God is BIG. :) Thanks for listening.

10 comments:

Mindy said...

I've been wondering! I'm so thankful that you have reached a decision and are peaceful about it. Our God is so wonderful at providing just what we need, when we need it. I'm excited to follow you and pray with you through this journey!

Kim said...

Very exciting!! I will be praying for your family!

Alison said...

YAY!!! I am so excited to your wonderful news!!! So glad that ya'll are following God's call and moving forward in faith to your next child(ren)!!!

David and Larisa said...

Hey Amy...we've been praying for you guys, and we're glad to know that God has been speaking clearly! Blessings as you enter the feverish pace of the dossier work followed by the long, slow, interminable wait for a referral. God will be there through all of it. :-)

Aaron and Jill said...

So happy for you guys! We'll be praying for you as you move forward with your adoption.

It was great to see you last week :) It's been awhile!

Faulk Adoption said...

So exciting!! I've been thinking about you guys and your adoption...so glad to hear you're moving forward!! Good luck!! :)

Sarah said...

I was just wondering this the other day; thanks for the update!! (And it wasn't boring:))

Dave and Angie: said...

Yeah!! God's will be done. I missed that you were possibly reconsidering, but we've been a bit busy around here. Come visiting sometime.
~Angie

Ashley said...

Great news! Are you using IAG again? Hope that it all moves smoothly for you!

themummerts said...

Amy! I am so glad that you checking in with us! :) I am so excited to hear that God is providing wisdom for your future-especially with something as wonderful as adoption! We'd love to meet up sometime, though we probably won't get back up to the zoo until Julyish....