Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Psalm 82:3

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Adoption #2

Throughout the summer we have been praying about what our family will look like long term.  Through this God has led us to a point where we have decided to pursue a domestic infant adoption simultaneously with our Ethiopian adoption!  

We hope to have more than one child in our family and are excited about the opportunity to adopt domestically as well.  This isn't a decision that was made lightly.  In fact last year we began to think about a domestic infant adoption even before we committed to Ethiopia.  Over the past few months doors have opened for us and made it clear that this was something we needed to be obedient in.  So here we go!  

We are very excited about it and have had a few meetings with Bethany Christian Services already.  The domestic process is very different and much easier from a paperwork standpoint.  We hope to have our home study amended shortly and become eligible to adopt within a few months!  The domestic process differs from Ethiopia in that the birth mother will pick us as opposed to a specific waiting period and list.  So, we may be picked right away or we may have to wait a long period of time to be chosen.

Nothing will change on the Ethiopian adoption front - we have been on the waiting list for almost 2 months now and the referral waiting time is still 8-14 months.

So, our journey to our 2nd adopted child, or maybe 1st adopted child begins!  And yes, there is a possibility that they could be very similar in age!  We are so excited to see how God's plan for our family unfolds!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Philip told us about this news, and now I'm reading it. So excited for you guys. God has the right children for you already picked out. And, you are waiting patiently for them. May God continue to work in your lives, to make you the parents He wants you to be. Love you!

K & J Sayers