I Will Not Leave You As Orphans. I Will Come To You. John 14:18
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
My journey began 1-1-06 when I began chasing my paperwork for my China adoption...still waiting. In the back of my mind I have always had a desire for two children. Although I have remained confident that the China adoption will eventually happen I was not sure how or where child #2 would come from. Six months after I was accepted to the China program CCAA announced that they would no longer approve additional singles to adopt. I now have that answer... Ethiopia! My adoption agency has expanded to other countries and allowing those of us that are still waiting to do concurrent adoptions. Journey #2 has now begun ...GOD'S LITTLE SURPRISE!
My 6 year old nephew Alex Burke said it best. Thank You for Happy Hearts and Love! At the end of the day it's what we all strive for. Here is our families journey to give and receive Happy Hearts and Love!
For this CHILD I have PRAYED and the LORD has answered the DESIRES of my HEART.
-1 SAMUEL 1:27
4-6-09 Received e-mail from Great Wall that they were expanding there adoption to include Ethiopia, Rwanda, & Mexico and that they would allow concurrent adoptions while there families wait to be matched in China.
4-7-09 Spoke to Beth at Great Wall about the details. Found out that there would only be 4 single slots this year and submitted my application later that day.
9-17-09 Received completed homestudy.
9-18-09 My Dossier for Saige Elizabeth Burke was mailed out today.
11-6-09 Power of Attorney sent to Ethiopia.
10-19-09 Dossier sent to Ethiopia.
11-9-09 Spoke to Susan Payne and I am #3 on the list.
11-24-09 It's official #2 on the list.
12-22-09 #1 on the list. We will see Saige's precious face in January.