Sunday, January 3, 2010
Pray for some movement on the waitlist this week!
Well, as the new year has started, all of us on our adoption waitlist for a referral are awaiting anxiously for some movement to start happening! All God's Children-Hannah's Hope Ethipia just moved into a different and newer orphanage and from the travel groups that just got back with their kids-the orphanage and kidos all got settled this last week. They were not taking in new kids during December in anticipation of the move, BUT NOW, with having more room at the orphanage PLUS having had around 40 children picked up in NOv/Dec, there should be PLEANTY of room for kids to come and thus US to get a REFERRAL! Here are a couple pictures of the newer orphanage--MUCH improved!
This whole time, we have been thinking that it would be at least April until we got our "Referral"-a referral is when they send you picutres of your baby and all the information that they have and you either accept or decline it within 10 days, if you accept is, then the process is started to go to court-where the baby would become legally yours...this happens a month or so after the referral and all takes place in Ethipia-with us still here.
We were #27 in December and as soon as we get our updated number we will let you know-I don't think that there will be too big of jump by the end of this week-but everyone is expecting the referrals to fly in February-so PRAY hard!
This last picture is of a magnet that we made for our family and some friends and it is an idea I got from a fellow blogger/adoptive mom-LOVED it-so I did it too! :)
Hope your year is starting out great-we anticipate it will be a great 2010 for us!
Our Airport Homecoming for our 2nd Adoption~
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Seble's Referral Video
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