I Will Not Leave You As Orphans. I Will Come To You. John 14:18

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One step closer to Saige!

I'm #2 on the list to be matched. It's getting real. She is out there somewhere many miles away being cared for by caregivers that are responsible for many. Soon her world will change again. A family and a world unfamiliar.

Monday, November 9, 2009

APPROX. 30 DAYS!!!!!!

I spoke to my agency today and got a few details. I will be the 4th family from CAN to adopt from Ethiopia. I am currently #3 on the agencies list to be matched. They have 28 families currently with referrals, 8 dossiers in Ethiopia waiting for a match, & 6 dossiers being sent. This year there will be 3000 China adoptions and 2300Ethiopia adoptions (Ethiopia is increasing as China continues to slow down). Our agency has 3 orphanages in Addis, but the government has put a stop to international adoption of abandoned children in Addis. The challenge is finding homes for the homeless children while making sure there is no corruption (tough job). For this reason our agency is partnering with another agency in Sebeta (40 miles north)while they are working on transitioning out of Addis until they are able to put a system in place to prevent corruption.....I can't hardly believe that after 4 years of waiting I will see my baby girls face sometime in the next 30 days!