In light of the recent progress, or lack there of, our adoption agency has made some changes to their policies when it comes to family planning. When we first started our process, it was strictly forbidden to adopt or give birth to another child while waiting. They are now allowing this, so long as there is at least 10months age difference between the child and the Ethiopian child, with the later being the youngest (they are very strict about maintaining birth order). I do not know what this means for Jay and I quite yet. We still have our nephew and luckily, no matter what happens with him, our adoption will not be hindered.
So, exactly where are we currently? We received word today that we are officially #95 on the waitlist. We started at 116 eight months ago. I pray for bigger movement, in fact I yearn for it. But, I have to say that God has a lot to teach us, and we do feel like He is drawing us nearer to himself through this process, and that is comforting and much needed. We appreciate continued prayers.
I have decided that I am going to blog our progress with each 10 spots we move and with special updates. I initially thought this would be a monthly blog about our process, but I’m afraid it would get really boring over the next 4-5 years. Not to mention full time parenting to a toddler takes a lot of our energy and spare time. Thank you all for following and we hope to hear of more referrals soon.