Our home study finally arrived at the office!
Our caseworker called at 9 this morning to say it was on her desk. We are excited that this paperwork stage of the adoption is over. Now all we have to do is apply for pre-approval for immigration and to wait.
Our numbers are higher than we anticipated but that’s okay…all in God’s timing and plan (please remind me of this when I whine or am impatient!)
Before I share them, I wanted to explain a couple of things.
First of all--our agency does NOT find children for families. They find families for children. There is a HUGE difference in that statement.
Second—why a waitlist for a large amount of children needing homes? Well, there is quite a bit of paperwork that adoption requires both in Ethiopia and America. There are doctor visits, blood testing, papers to be signed and so forth. The orphanages and government can only process so many during the week.
Third---while the numbers seem large, keep in mind that families can be on several different lists on one time. If they receive a referral, several lists can go down in numbers.
Hope all that makes sense. If not, feel free to email me to ask any questions.
And now….OUR NUMBERS!
For an infant girl
For an infant boy