The last time I sat down to write an update spring was just around the corner. As I look outside now, the trees are beginning to change colors and fall will be here in a few weeks. So much has changed, yet so much has remained the same in regards to our adoption paperwork, as far as we can tell.
We have heard many rumors of movement, yet none of those rumors have materialized. It’s really too emotional to get our hopes up, so instead we wait, we pray all the time for our kids and this process, and we continue to live life with the two beautiful girls we have now.
We have the opportunity to actually do something tangible this month, though. The governing body where our papers reside (also the office who issues us our official referral eg. pictures and history of our kids), is not receiving any more adoption dossiers this month in order to focus on issuing referrals for the ones it has. So, many adoptive families are praying specifically that we see movement this month since that seems to be the goal of the Haitian social services office as well. Many families have chosen a day to pray in September. Our family will be praying on September 23rd for our kids and for everyone to see progress being made. If you want to join us, put September 23rd on your calendar and pray specifically for:
- The IBESR to begin issuing referrals
- The orphanages to be financially sustained even without the adoption fees they would normally be receiving
- The kids to be loved well even while apart from their biological and adoptive families
For those of you who ask about our adoption, please continue to do so. We don’t mind! Even if every time you ask, we say that nothing has changed…that we haven’t heard anything. Keep asking! One day we actually will have good news to share and what a joy filled day that will be! Looking forward to celebrating that day and many other adoption milestones with those who are following us in this journey.