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(A Journey of Love)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Step Closer - 14

We received word yesterday that we have moved up to number 14 on the wait-list.  A friend of mine heard that we moved and was excited for us, and I thanked him for his excitement.  Honestly, I have been struggling with a certain level of cynicism as this process has dragged on and on.  On one hand, I know that our Lord is faithful and will accomplish His purposes and His plans cannot be thwarted.  Along with this, I believe that the Lord has led our family to adoption and to adopt a child from Honduras.  Yet, as we hit the four and a half year mark of this process, I have grown numb to the incremental steps.  I know I should be excited for another step toward having our family blessed and transformed by another child in our lives, yet my excitement in tempered by the voice in the back of my head that says this could still be another year or more.  All of this to say, thank you to so many of you that have been on this journey with us and have shown patient persistent love and support.  Thank you for understand how we struggle with this wrestling between being excited, yet hesitant to get too "ramped up".  Thank you for your prayers! 

Yes!  We are number 14, and that is exciting!


  1. I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you SO much for sharing! We are looking to adopt and are thinking Honduras may be the fit for us. Do you know of any other adoption forums or blogs on Honduras adoption? I wish you the best of luck and hope you are united with your child soon.

    1. Kacey, Thank you for reading our blog and walking the journey with us through this medium. We have connected with others adopting from Honduras through various social media, but not a public forum. I don't want to discourage you from pursuing adoption with Honduras, but I think you need to know up front that it will be a very long process. We began with the expectation that the process would be less than 2 years, and we are almost at the 5 year mark without a referral. From the beginning, we believe the Lord led us to adopt and led us to Honduras, so we are committed to this program, but I think it is important for you to know up front how long this process will take and it will be extremely frustrating at times.

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  3. 5 years is a long time. Thank you for sharing with us. We have a lot to think about. I hope the process goes by quickly for you guys. I'll be looking for updates and praying for you.