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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Adoption Update

Happy Sunday! Did you notice our ticker says exactly 4 months today that we have been waiting for a referral?

There hasn't been a whole lot of adoption news for us personally, but I am so excited about the news for some other families!

This week, the Harpolds received a referral of a baby girl! It is so exciting to see that referrals are coming again! Congrats the Harpolds. Be sure to check out their blog and watch their progress as they wait for a courtdate.

There was also a special needs referral offered to the families who currently have a Dossier in Ethiopia of a 7 month old HIV+ baby girl. An HIV+ orphan in Ethiopia does not have much hope for a future. Bring this child into the US would literally save her life. Please remember to pray for this little girl as the perfect family chooses to pursue adopting her.

Also this week, the 5 families that received referrals on 10/19 received a courtdate in early February! You can check out the Treadwell's blog and the Steiger's blogs for continued updates as they are trying to find out if the courtdate can be expedited since the court paperword is completed.

The 5 families from 10/03 are in Ethiopia NOW!! They get to meet their children tomorrow (technically, tonight while we sleep). Be sure to check out the Carpenters, the Davids or the Stums blog (username: stum; password: wondosen) as they are in Ethiopia. Starting tomorrow, they will probably be posting pictures of the children! I am so excited for them!

As for us personally, we are still waiting in line. We are getting closer, but because their is no "schedule" or when referrals come, there is no guarantee of a timeframe. We are truly placing it in the Lord's hands. His timing is perfect and He already knows the child that is a perfect fit for our family...whether or not he is born yet!

We will keep you updated as time goes on. Be sure to check out the blogs I linked for you! It is so exciting to see when God forms families together from different parts of the world!

1 comment:

Jill Coen said...

Holly, I feel like we're really getting closer. Maybe we will travel together to get our little guys. Seems fitting since the paper babies traveled together. ;)
love, jill :)