This month has been VERY trying for us! I don’t know necessarily that it has been the “worst” because there are so many factors that play into any given time frame and circumstance. When I first started writing this post it was long and emotional. I want people to just “get it”. I want you […]

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This month has been VERY trying for us! I don’t know necessarily that it has been the “worst” because there are so many factors that play into any given time frame and circumstance.
When I first started writing this post it was long and emotional. I want people to just “get it”. I want you to share my passion for orphan care, I want you to journey with me, to experience each new wave and revelation, to grow and mature in your faith in the ways that I have! I want you to understand our struggles and our pain. But it just doesn’t work that way! No matter how many ways I try to explain it you can never fully “get it”….and that’s OK!

God is so amazing and He made each person so unique. While we all are sinners in a fallen world and only He is the answer...He uses so many different things in our lives to mold us and to develop our faith. How boring would life be if we all shared the exact same struggles and never experienced anything new to stretch and grow us?
Adoption is HARD! The process is hard, the waiting is hard, the financial aspect is hard, the adjustment once they are home are hard and the circumstances that put the child in the position of needing a new family are HARD!
So, in an effort to avoid the post with TMI about our specific journey I just simply ask that you pray for us. Pray that we have peace that passes understanding, that our hearts would continue to break for the orphans around the world, and that God will prepare and equip us for the journey He has laid before us. And we will pray for you too! We’ll pray that you are being molded and your faith is growing as you walk the path you have been placed on and you fulfill Gods calling on your life.

Wait List Update

It’s the rainy season in Ethiopia which means the courts are closed. Why you may ask? Because when it rains A LOT for a long period of time the roads wash out and you just can’t always get to work 😉

So what does this mean for our adoption?
Children have to be “paperwork ready” in order to be referred to a family and this goes through the court for approval. Sometimes there are children who are referred during court closure because their paperwork was already complete and they were just waiting to be matched with the best family for them. But, this month there were zero referrals 🙁
Courts are expected to re-open in mid to late October. We hope to see an explosion of referrals in October!
Also, beginning with the courts re-opening, the new PAIR process will take effect. 
Our number remains the same:

One Comment

  1. Comment by Anonymous:

    We keep you and warren in our prayers and hope that there is progress after the rain stops! 🙂 Children are a joy and a challenge, and I can’t wait for you guys to get to experience it. 🙂
    April Williams

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