We are mom and dad to two fun and sweet boys, and waiting on our two daughters from Ethiopia since April 2010. We created this blog to spread the word about The James Initiative and our love for Ethiopia, and to also keep in touch with other adoptive parents and our own families and friends.
39 months on the wait list today. I can't believe we're here, but am trusting in God's timing for our daughters and our family. I haven't been able to bring myself to blog about our adoption lately. This wait has been so hard & honestly, most days, it's difficult to find something positive to say. In the end, we'll see the beauty behind this timing, but we're struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. From the way things are moving, it will most likely be another 6 months to a year before we get a referral (for siblings). Hopefully we're wrong and you'll read something exciting here in the next few months! :)
Today is our three year anniversary on our agency's wait list. It's hard to believe that we've made it to this point, but we can be sure there is a reason. God is so good, and His hand is at work in this.
Precious girls, we think about you all the time & pray for you and for your birth family every night. We're dreaming of who you will be, what you will look like, your little personalities -- all of these things are so fun to think about. We are so excited for the day that you will be home with us. We love you!
We've had a busy few months and I missed last month's update. We just had our third home study and we're a week into our 34th month on the wait list. Even though we're near the top of the wait list, from the way things are moving, it will be at least another six months to a year before we meet our daughters.
When I start questioning why God led us down this path, I have to remind myself that this isn't just a time line for a random referral - this is part of our daughters' story & God's timing and plan for our family to come together. Excited for that day!
I can't believe I'm writing this - yesterday marked 3 years since we started our adoption! Crazy! We just turned in our paperwork for our 3rd home-study/update. Next month we will be resubmitting our 3rd USCIS paperwork approval/renewal.