Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Question

most frequently asked lately is...

"What is going on with the adoption?"

First, I want to say thank you for asking!  It means so much to us that so many people are interested and excited about our adoption.  It is also such a blessing to receive so many prayers and encouraging words!

the update:
While I was in Uganda in July, I became aware of many changes on the horizon (that I would not have known about had I not been in country... God is SO good!) regarding the agency we are using. Gary and I were concerned that in the midst of these changes our case was going to be delayed.

After much prayer and consideration regarding what was in the best interest of our children, Gary encouraged me to meet with a new lawyer before I left the country. This lawyer was recommended by a family that has completed the process and done a LOT of foot work regarding adoption in Uganda.  After meeting with him (twice! the day of my departure!), I hired him to work on our case.  We feel certain that this was God's direction and that we will complete the process much more timely with his services.  It is encouraging to know that our case is being worked on vs. our dossier sitting in an office "until further notice".  We still don't know what the time frame looks like to bring them home, but we hope to hear about a court date very soon. 

Gary and I are planning on returning to Uganda again in December for the National Celebration.  We will get to spend time with Kenneth and Sharon, as well as visit the children we sponsor there.  Wouldn't it be amazing if the timing worked out to bring them home then! God willing!!! 

God's faithfulness has been so apparent in every detail regarding our adoption.  I am so thankful for His direction and provision!

...and I am thankful for your prayers too!


Shauna said...

I love this and have the same question all the time. I feel blessed but it is all so complex I always feel like I am giving the same speech over and over. "There is no streamline process, things are always changing, blah, blah, blah.........." Don't get me wrong, I love that people ask and care, I just feel like I am on repeat. ;) I may copy you if you do not mind and post a similar post. :)

Cheryl said...

I know what you mean... I haven't posted about our adoption in so long because there was nothing new going on. But after so many people had asked about it... I realized, I like to know what's going on too, even if it's nothing! :)

I look forward to catching up on your story and following along!