Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Just a quick update for those who are keeping up to date on this blog! Yesterday I spoke with our agency and found out that all of our paperwork is in the DRC! This is very exciting to me.... also she informed us that we are #19 on the list for babies! She said she would now start updating up monthly. I look forward to receiving our referrals, which is our next step, but until then I have to remember that patience is a virtue:) "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. " Romans 12:12
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
We have had a passion for adoption for some time now, even before marriage. We just never knew how soon God would really lay that on our hearts. We started seriously considering adoption in January of 2011. Although we know that this is what God wants for us, its amazing how at times I feel like I'm so unworthy of such a task. I find myself feeling like it's never going to happen and then....bam we are moving forward. It's hard to remember that God has our children picked out for us already and that everything will happen all in his time!!!!! We finished our home study on June 1, 2011 and after being fingerprinted, a million background check, loads of paper work, and several birth certificates we are officially in! Our Dossier paperwork is officially submitted to OWAS and now we are just waiting on a number. All the hard work to only feel like were standing in line at the deli (only this is going to be a lot longer!! hehe) Last time I spoke with our agency they informed me that everything was being translated and we are looking at a wait time for babies at a eta of 3 to 9 months. However, those who have adopted know that this basically means NOTHING:). What I do know is that we are ready! We have requested a boy and girl ages 0-3 Our son will be Elijah Bradley and our daughter Maylee Marie. We pray for patience daily as its harder to walk around in a house that looks as if children live here only to know that ours are currently in Africa! My hearts longs to see a picture and hold them. Last night was a rough day because for some reason I just couldn't quit thinking about the fact the our babies are there not even knowing who we are. I want them to know that they are loved and that we are coming!!!! I want them to have a FOREVER family. Jeff reminded me that prayer is all I can do at this point and the rest it out of my hands. All in God's timing!