We had the opportunity to have dinner with another family in the area that are adopting a little girl from Honduras. I graduated from Souderton High School in 1989 with Dave, and it was a lot of fun to catch up and hear the journey that the Lord has brought each of us on since then. It was a lot of fun to have our families together for the evening. They are a few months behind us in the process...hopefully our stories were an encouragement rather than a discouragement. They are in the process of pulling together all of their documents for their dossier. I remember the overwhelming feeling that washed over me as I saw the check list for all that needed to be collected. It is good to have a family on the same journey of adoption going through same agency to the same country. Through good friends, we have been introduced to their cousin that is going through Living Hope to adopt from Honduras, and through a fellow pastor, we have spoken with another couple only a few miles away adopting from Honduras through Living Hope. It has been encouraging to have fellow pilgrims on this adoption journey.
Alicia spoke with our contact at Living Hope today and found out that eight families from Living Hope received word that their dossiers have been translated in Honduras. They believe that within a month our dossier should be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and reviewed by IHNFA, which means that if all goes well, by Thanksgiving, we'll be ready to be matched up with a child. We are still planning on getting our referral next spring, yet we'll rejoice if it is sooner. It is good to know there are a number of families on this journey with us. Fellow pilgrims on this journey!