Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mini Adoption Update and Prayer Requests

Thomas and I feel so blessed to have so many friends and family excited and concerned about our adoption process. We’ve recently received many questions as to what’s going on in our newest journey to bring home our twins. I thought I’d set down today and share what little we have at this point.

As many of you know, the adoption journey is filled with “Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!” and “Wait! Wait! Wait!”. “Hurry up and wait” was a phrase (I believe) created for the adoption process. I smile when I say that because it is in God’s hands (of which we are SO thankful!).

Tomorrow is our long awaited fingerprinting date for USCIS. This is US Citizenship and Immigration Services (I always want to say “NCIS”, but since that’s a crime drama….). We are praying that the fingerprints are acceptable the first time since many we know had to re-fingerprint numerous times. Once our fingerprints are accepted, we await the immigration approval for the twins to enter the country. Once the approval occurs we take our stack of paperwork to our state capital to be certified. Next (which is HUGE) we send our paperwork to Ethiopia to be registered. All of these steps have been known to have a snag occasionally, but our hopes/prayers are that everything goes without a hitch.

Immediate Adoption Process Prayer Requests
*That God’s hand is on the remaining fingerprints and paperwork and that they proceed with not a glitch, quickly and correctly.
*That God blesses us with the funds to submit the paperwork (dossier) to Ethiopia when the time comes (hopefully only 3-4 weeks).

All Adoption Prayer Requests:
Please Pray…..
*For these little ones God has chosen to place in our family…for their physical and emotional health in a difficult place.
*For their biological family…that God has His hand on them and brings them peace in whatever they must face.
*That God has His hand on this adoption, guiding us, bringing peace, and financially providing. That the funds pour in like water in a surge of blessing.
*Last, though it may seem a bit premature, please specifically pray that once we are referred our little ones, that they come home quickly and pass court the first time (many are starting to have multiple court dates and a LONG wait until travel). The Ethiopian government is being very cautious and caring with their wonderful children though and for that we are so thankful.

1 comment:

  1. I am praying for all your requests!



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