The beginning of 2015 has been a very busy and exciting time for the Myers crew. In January, Warren and I bought our first house! God provided in an amazing way, it was a major blessing for us and we now have space to grow our family again. Last month our little guy turned one! Boy […]

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The beginning of 2015 has been a very busy and exciting time for the Myers crew.

In January, Warren and I bought our first house! God provided in an amazing way, it was a major blessing for us and we now have space to grow our family again.

Last month our little guy turned one! Boy time sure does fly! I can not believe how big he is getting and how much he changes everyday. Abijah is a wonderful blessing and a joy in our lives.

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That brings us to March! It’s only just begun but already we have been busy chatting with our agencies and getting paperwork together. Yes, we are getting things ready so that within the next few months we can become active on the waiting list again!

Since last June, we have been considered “on hold” with our agency. That means that we would continue to move up the waiting list as normal, but should that be possibly be number one before we become active again, then people would move around us. Our agency requires that after an addition to your family you be on hold for a minimum of 6 months – which would have been December for us -but we really wanted to wait until Abijah turned 1.

In this time of being on hold a lot of our paperwork has expired and our home study has to be redone to add our new house and Abijah. The process of updating our home study will likely take until the end of April. After our home study is complete, we will begin getting the last of our documents for our dossier update (that is the huge packet that is sent to Ethiopia).

It’s really hard to have an idea of when we expect everything to be complete, authenticated, and arrive in Ethiopia because so much of it is out of our control. I am nearly finished with our end of the paperwork, but then I turn it over to various government agencies and wait for them to do their job and get it back to me.

We really hope to be considered “active” again by June, but we just don’t know.

That being said, as of January, our wait list number was…..

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In February there several referrals but we did not receive an updated wait list number. However: we know that we are very near the top of the list, and at a certain point the number no longer matters due to a number of factors. I don’t know if we have reached that point yet, but it’s an exciting thought. As always, the climate of the adoption world is ever changing, and at any time for any reason referrals could slow or even stop again.

So, all this to say, please be in prayer for our family. Paperwork, meetings with social workers, home visits, education, government agencies, savings, and hoop jumping in general are so incredibly stressful and overwhelming.

I will try to update the blog on a more routine basis like I did before so check back often for updates 🙂

 

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