Thursday, September 1, 2011
Seven Months and Waiting
With the beginning of September upon us, we have hit the seven month mark in the adoption process. Yesterday, we received word that our paperwork has been received by the appropriate people in Honduras and the process of translation has begun. I took a few minutes the other day to think about all that has been done in these seven months. We have spent a lot of time compiling our dossier, which is a packet of detailed information about us, birth certificates, marriage license, pictures, medical exams, bank statements, full financial documentation, home studies, and much more including...a psychological evaluation. By God's grace we were able to raise the necessary funding to complete the adoption. Friends gave a gift early on that kept us moving along, then there was the Thirty-One party and the Yard Sale, In June, we worked on Sandie Gehman's home as a project of the Both Hands Foundation. We received a generous grant from Show Hope, and Alicia has been able to raise quite a bit through her quilting . We were able to get a no-interest loan through the Minister's Assistance Fund at our church, which by God's grace, we will be able to start paying this back before the end of the year. Now we sit and wait for our paperwork to be translated and approved, and for a child to be chosen for us. Now and then, we watch a video from Honduras - being reminded again and again of the need for people to reach out and help. We are so thankful for the opportunity to be part of God's plan to reach out to the orphans in Honduras. In our weekly update from our Adoption Agency today, we found out that we there are now five families who have sent off completed Dossiers to Honduras. This is very encouraging to know that there are others at the same point of the journey. Please continue to pray for us.