I started this blog so that family and friends could come along with us on our adoption journey. We started this journey in March 2007 and it has had more downs than ups. Our adoption plans have laid dormant for the last 1 1/2 years while we recouped from the money lost in our last attempts. We are less than a month away and ready to start again.
Also, for those thinking of adopting, or who have had the thought "I'd like to adopt, but..." our journey will show you the blessings of adoption. Perhaps that thought was put there by God. There are approx. 147,000,000 orphans and God has a heart for them all. Can you help? Will you?'
Tonight our family is meeting with our social worker Kathy to update our homestudy. We will be officially changing our homestudy to reflect Ethiopia.
We have kept our homestudy updated for the last 3 years so we don't have to start over. Our homestudy is probably 12-15 pages single spaced about our family and our history. It covers a ton of personal information, so we don't want to start over.
With the agency we will be using, we also have to send in 5 references from friends and family with our application. So I have started handing those out. We should be ready to send in our application by the end of April, maybe sooner. Since we will already have our homestudy ready, it should shave a little time off our process. The agency predicts a 6 month wait for a referral, then approx 6 months or less to travel. Pray for us on this journey.