If you're in the "adoption world" or know anything about it at all, this statement makes perfect sense.
Thanks so much to all of you who have been praying our daughters home! For all of you who are brave enough and care enough to ask us how things are going, we thank you. It means the world to us to have support and "power-prayers" backing us up!
Our girls cases were submitted and were denied on December 3. They are now requiring more documentation and approvals. Truthfully, I don't understand it all. We are told that they want to exhaust every effort to keep children in country. I get that! In a perfect world, that would be best for all. Now, Bethany in Ethiopia, has obtained the necessary papers to prove this and have resubmitted again. Currently, we are waiting approval and then can proceed with a court date. This could be weeks or we may get to travel soon. Looking at this as a huge adventure! LOL! It's super exciting actually! Just wish it would happen!!
We are trying to be positive and keep our chins up, but this is tough. When I see my amazing husband just aching and anguishing that his daughters are "stuck", it's painful for me. I keep busy getting their room prepared and dreaming of the trip that will bring us to them. I'm getting our "donation suit case" ready and have connected with a local group who makes washable feminine hygiene products. We are purchasing many packages of these to donate while there. Trying, trying to keep my mind from racing into the "what if's" and "why's" and focusing on the reason we are doing what we are doing.....
"In adoption, we engage a child's broken situation, form a new present reality for them and write a future story of hope for their life. That's exactly what Jesus did for us."
quote from All IN Orphan Care