It's been about a year and a half since we started the preliminary work on our second adoption from Ethiopia. Our paperwork is in Ethiopia now, we are in the process of being approved as adoptive parents and being matched with an orphan. The beginning phases of the process take longer for us than most people due to our remote location. And now that our case is in Ethiopia there has been a slow down in the referral process. Adoption cases do continue to move along and we are hopeful that they will pick up again soon.
One of the Christian World Adoption staff members recently traveled to Ethiopia to coordinate with the Ethiopian staff members. He came back with small gifts for each of the waiting families and a letter of encouragement. It was nice surprise to find these in our mailbox this week.
It has been and will continue to be a long journey. By the grace of God we are not anxious about our current wait but we do look forward to meeting our little girl someday soon.
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3