Thursday, 5 February 2009

Adoption Update, or Looking For a Referral

Our dossier made it through county and state verification...not surprising, but it takes time. Now a copy of our dossier has been sent electronically to our adoption lawyer, Isaac, and he is going to make sure our documents are in order before we send the originals to the Embassy in Washington D.C. for final verification.

The best part of all of this is that now Isaac knows about us, and he can begin to keep an eye out for a baby that will be a good match with us. He will be searching for a baby whose needs we can meet based on all the information about our lives collected in our homestudy and the recommendations made by our social worker. In adoption speak he is "looking for a referral." We have no idea how long it will take him, but I am so excited that he will be looking.

Please pray:

That our paperwork will be approved without needing any additional documents.

That Isaac will have good discernment and that he will stay healthy and safe.

That God will place the right baby in Isaac's path.

That our baby receives the care he or she needs, especially food, shelter, and human contact.

Thank you for your prayers regarding my patience during this wait. So far I have been patient beyond my expectations and usual abilities.


Gretchen said...

This is good news! I'll be praying for your little one. =0)

Chelsea Lee said...

this post made my day! i cannot wait to meet new baby. i am praying, praying, praying! let me know if you need anything.

Amy Jo said...

Congrats! I'm sure it won't be long now!

Heather said...

Always thinking of your guys & praying. You are so good at providing specific prayer requests, which is helpful.