Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When Rumors Are True
The week before thanksgiving, we began to read emails from contacts we have made that are connected with the adoption process with Honduras. In these emails, we began to read that IHNFA was on strike for a second time this year, that corruption was discovered in the adoption process, and that adoptions in Honduras were completely stopped. With the reading of each email our hearts became heavier. Our agency had been told, and encouraged us with the news that we would have our referral before the end of the year. We had told ourselves that we probably wouldn't hear anything until the spring, but we had our hopes up that we would at least know our little one before Christmas. These rumors really put us into a tailspin, yet we wanted to wait for any official news. Well, the official news came from our agency last week, and some of the rumors are true. There was a second strike in IHNFA, there was corruption discovered in IHNFA, and the adoption process has been delayed, BUT not shut down. We were told to expect a two month delay in receiving our referral. Lord willing, we will receive information about our little one by the end of February. Until then, we continue to wait and pray for her even though we do not know her.