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Adoption switch-up and siblings!!!
“And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. “ Matthew 18:5
We are sorry for the long delay in our update BUT a lot has been changing for our adoption and us and we wanted to give you the most up-to-date information. We were recently told all Ethiopian adoptions would be delayed by about 18 months. This was a huge shocker and admittedly a disappointment to us considering we expected to have our child this year. We had been tossing around the idea of getting siblings since pretty much the first day we applied for adoption. At the time we went back and forth because the time difference for getting one kid was six months versus siblings, which was close to 18 months. We prayed and sought God to give us clarity on what to do and were waiting for his voice. When we called into our adoption agency to discuss these changes and delays the thing that struck us the most is that the difference between getting one child versus siblings was really not that big of a difference anymore. With those changes, we both felt fully confident to proceed towards getting siblings. God works in crazy ways…even ways that seem disappointing at first, but the beauty is that HE works and not just to work BUT for us and with us and for what is best for us. We take great joy and comfort in this fact. A verse that we have been clinging to is, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:9-11..so simple and so beautiful!
The one thing we know is that our hearts ache already for these children who are growing in our hearts every single day. We may not feel them move or know what they look like BUT we do know who made them. We have great peace knowing that God knit these children together to loan them to us for part of their lives. We are continuing to trust and be excited about this call on our lives.
How you can get involved!
All of that being said we are now proceeding and raising funds to prepare to adopt siblings. We ask you to continue to partner with us in prayer and pray about purchasing a paracord bracelet or lanyard to help us raise money for the remainder of our adoption. Check out the fundraiser tab for all of the information!!!
We are SOOOOO very thankful to have such wonderful friends and family who walk beside us and encourage us everyday. We love you all and appreciate you so much!!!