Friday, April 25, 2008

Adopting again..

So what made us decide to adopt again?

Well to tell the truth we knew we were going to adopt again while we were in Ethiopia to get N. We just were so blown away by the children, the need and the will of God.    When we were fist in process for N,  I truly wanted to bring home 2 children at the same time, but we were open to 1 or 2 under the age of 3 yrs.  And as God would have it he gave us one child.  He is one smart God!!!

We had some struggles with bringing him home and adjusting to having a little person in the house again.  God knew we would need time to adjust with one before we were going to move along with number 2.  I am so glad he's got more wisdom than me!

After we got home I could not wait to start the process again.  But of course there are wait times before starting, and they are also for good reason.  I think having been over there and seeing what we saw, I just wanted to do SOMEthing...ANYthing with all the emotions I had flying around.  And I felt that I wanted to get started ASAP.  

We began this process again in September of 2007.  We actually started with 2 specific children in mind, and started in earnest.  Well, again God had other plans.  This was pretty devastating to me... I was truly in love with them.  And still pray for them daily.  D and I both know that God wanted us to start the adoption process again, but that the child we were to bring home ... was again just 1.  Not 2.  I guess I am a slow learner.  

We have all our paperwork in and our fingerprints done.  Now we wait for the referral paperwork so that we can officially claim our little E.  And then we wait... and wait... and wait ... for a court date to have him officially be ours.

Then we travel.

I will keep you posted.

1 comment:

Dani said...

Funny how God works isn't it. Also funny how I, at least, never seem to remember very well that He knows what He's doing. :) I need to cling to that right now. Thanks for the reminder.