Sunday, June 26, 2011

our big mail off!

Tuesday of this week we were able to send off our last bit of paper work to our agency. We are only waiting on our fingerprints at this point! We are super excited and super nervous that we have FINALLY made it to this point! It has taken us over a year to get all this paper work together! I am not sure that it should take this long but with the switch of countries, a move and a baby on the way things seemed to get put on delay! We ask that you join us in prayer as we wait to be placed with our child and continue to save/raise the last bit of money needed to finish this process!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


This past Friday we went to New Orleans and got our fingerprints(I-600) completed. We only have to wait for them to be returned. Our next step is to submit all of our paper work to our agency. Our agency will then review the paperwork and send it to Ethiopia. The current wait for a referral once Ethiopia gets all our paperwork is 4-5 months.
I am amazed constantly at how the Lord causes me to rest, rejoice, and be thankful for what He is doing in and through this adoption process. We have had several more set backs with some paperwork being done wrong and needing to be redone and notarized. It causes us to rest in the provision of the Lord knowing that His plan is perfect! We also get to rejoice in the Lord because we have learned His heart for the orphan and His heart for our family. We rejoice that He is preparing all of us! We rejoice that the Lord is in control and we don't have to fret!! For all these things we are thankful!! We are also thankful for you as you pray for us! We know that the Lord is the only one that can provide all that is needed for this adoption.