Friday, March 30, 2012


My favorite number has always been seven. It is the perfect number. Growing up it was how many kids I wanted. It was always my "lucky" number if you will. Well, today must be good luck because are unofficially #7!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today, we moved up a spot and there is a family who is assumed to have a referral also. That means we move up 2 spots in one day. I'd say that is  more than luck. That is a blessing. God is faithful even when we are faithless. He has proved this to us over and over again, and yet I still need the reminder.

We are praying that by some miracle our baby girl is home this year. Please pray with us that the adoption process in Ethiopia will continue to move, and that many precious children are placed with their forever families soon. Thank you for all your prayers!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wait time

Today we got an email from our family coordinator. It said that the wait time for both boys and girls is increasing again. This time is it is going up to 18-24 months. This was a pretty significant jump. Before that it was at 14-18 months. When we started, the wait time for a female infant was 7-11 months. Needless to say, this process is taking much longer than expected.  The other thing the email said was that times are probably going to continue to increase.

This is for sure discouraging. However, we are still trusting that God has perfect timing for our family. We still feel that this is where God has us. Please keep us in prayer. Also, please keep praying for Ethiopia and adoption process. We are so thankful for all the prayers and support we are receiving along the way.