This is true of life and especially true of International Adoption. Tomorrow is February 3rd. This will mark 6 official months of being on the wait list for a referral. Funny, that when we started, 6 months was the "long" end of the wait, and we thought there would be no way we would still be on the wait list. Whoops! There I go counting my chickens before they hatch, again.
So, how should we celebrate 6 months on the wait list? Well, we are also approaching a full year since we began all of the paperwork for the adoption. So, we were sent some paperwork that we must update. While none of it will be" fun", at least it gives us something to do!
In the last year, the Ethiopian Adoption program has undergone many changes. Families who previously completed adoptions remark that the program is completely different from what they went through. ALL of the changes are meant to ensure the ethical nature of the adoptions from Ethiopia. It is just difficult to think we know something and then find out differently. We have weathered all of these changes, and we pray for the families currently awaiting court and embassy dates. The most recent news is that one of the Ethiopian government branches has temporarily closed down to move offices. This means that the paperwork of many families is at a stand-still until the move is complete, and there is no information as to how long the move will take. Sigh...
We are trying to fasten our seat-belts and be along for the bumpy ride! Hold-on tight everyone...this is going to take longer than we thought!!!!!!
Here's a shout-out to my e-mail buddy, Jenny. She has no idea how many times I've listened to this song on repeat the last few weeks since she sent it to me!