Sunday, September 18, 2011

Adoption #2 : A Referral

About one week ago we received great news concerning our Ethiopian adoption. We have been matched up with a little girl. Finally!

Our paperwork has been in Ethiopia for over a year but we began the adoption process nearly two years ago.

It's been a long wait, but by the grace of God not unbearable.

At this point, we can't share any photos publicly, which is torture since she is BEAUTIFUL with the biggest, brownest eyes and adorable grin.

We cannot share any personal information either which makes sense since we have no legal connection to her at this point. It would be creepy and weird to start talking about and posting pictures of a kid that isn't ours. But not to worry, once she's home you'll be overwhelmed with "we think our kid is the cutest" photos.

We have been warned to guard our hearts concerning this particular child. Referrals are lost from time to time due to changes in circumstances.

If all goes well, it will be about 6 to 9 months when we are able to bring her home. We will be traveling before that point to meet her and appear in court to say we want to complete the adoption. Our best guess for the first trip is sometime in December.

I know many of you have been praying for us. We are so grateful and continue to ask for your prayers.

There's a long road ahead of us emotionally and financially. Also remember this dear little girl who's life will be turned upside down as she adjusts to a completely different environment and home life.

~AnnMarie

2 comments:

Christina said...

Congratulations! I know how long you have waited for this referral and am so happy for all of you! Saying lots of prayers that the rest of the process goes off without a hitch and we can meet this sweet girl soon!

Meredith said...

Congratulations! Adoption is so beautiful!