Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Today marks 7 months since our paperwork was sent to Ethiopia. Right now the wait time is around 9-11 months waiting which means we will probably get our referral in May. I feel like there is a lot of stuff that we need to start doing since the arrival of our little one could possibly be just a few months away!!! We are still busy with our remodel project and I am really looking forward to getting started on the nursery!! There have been lots of families that have been traveling to Ethiopia lately to pick up their children. In October 5 families traveled, in November another 15 families traveled, and in December 8 more families traveled to Ethiopia. I promise to do better at keeping our blog updated!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

January Has Been An Excitng Month For Referrals!!

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas!! It is hard for us to believe that next year we will hopefully have a little one with us at Christmas time!! The month of December was a very slow month for referrals for our agency. Our wait time had gotten increased by 2 months because of the low number of referrals. However, January has already been a very exciting month for referrals which is such a wonderful blessing!!! 10 families have received referrals in the month of January. There have been 2 infant girls, 3 infant boys, 2 toddler girls and 3 toddler boys referred to families. Based on these referrals the current wait time for an infant girl is 9-11 months. This means that we should receive our referral somewhere between March and May. This is just unbelievable to think about. Where has the time gone?? We ask that you please pray for all the children that are waiting to be referred, those that have been referred that are waiting on the families to come and get them and we also ask that you pray for all the families involved in the adoption process. Have a Wonderful 2009!!