Monday, August 13, 2012

Adoption Update!!

Oh friends and fam! I've missed y'all! I have been focusing on our little fam and everything that goes along with it. :) We've had sick weeks, adventure weeks, pool weeks, playdate weeks, and chill weeks. :) And after Hubby submits another big project this week, we're hoping to have a staycation week!

There is so much to update on! I still haven't written about the changes and things that have been going on with Uganda adoptions, I'm still going to! :) Oh dear, so many things to tell you! :)

But first, we wanted to give you the latest update.

Short story version........ ;-)

As most of you know, we are on the waiting list! In our referral (where they match your family with a little one) period! We still can't believe it and our hearts just warm up and we get so excited every time we talk about it, and maaaybe a little teary just thinking about it. ;)

We are in position #25!!!  (Eeee! We are just so excited :) It feels like it is far away, but we know He has a plan.)

Just a few more details version...... ;-)

We started this incredible (intricate... wonderful) journey, officially, in February. We had our homestudy completed and finalized by March and had our USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) approval in May! That is the huge step for Uganda (each country is so different), as once you receive USCIS approval you are placed on the waiting list.

At that time there were about 30 families on the waiting list. A couple months ago, our wonderful Uganda reps at our adoption agency started sending out detailed updates, once a month, about where each family is on the waitlist and how the previous month has looked with regards to referrals and most current information about adoptions in Uganda. It was a little discouraging that the first month or so, they only saw one referral come out. But we know, without a doubt, that everything is all in His PERFECT hands. Last month we were in position #28.

Also, with different age and gender requests, your position can jump around a little bit, so it doesn't necessarily happen exactly in order.

Despite different delays and changes in Ugandan adoptions (more on that soon, I promise! :)), our agency is still currently seeing that most families receive a referral in around 12 months (also depending on your age range/gender requests). We are going into our third month!


Things to come and prayer request!

We have so much to fill you in on regarding Ugandan adoptions and some pretty big news of some things coming up. You can pray for a big meeting that is coming up soon in Uganda! It could mean great things for Ugandan adoptions.

We would still so covet and appreciate your prayers for the little one that God has for our family, for our little fam, and a smooth process that happens in His timing (which we pray, if it's in His will ;), that it happens sooner than later :))!  We are just so excited about adding the little one He already has in mind, to our fam, to see in these pics with her excited, ready, siblings. We know, first hand, the power of prayer. Thank you so, so much!!


Kodi said...

Praying so hard for your family and longing for the day when we're in the same position! :) You should check out the blog Let Love Grow. She's a HUGE advocate for Ugandan adoptions and has three Ugandan boys of her own. Her name is Lovelyn Palm if you need help finding the blog. XO

Cajun Cowgirl said...

New follower. For some reason I've been following on twitter but not here! Anyway, I can't wait to see how this journey plays out for y'all and you've got my prayers. I hope someday our own little family goes the same route!

In This Wonderful Life said...

this makes me so happy!!! You guys are so so awesome for doing this and welcoming a new bubble of joy into your life! God's timing will be perfect! xoxo

Desiree Lynn said...

Soooo excited for your journey. I just know it'll all work out perfectly!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

How awesome! It's moving along so quickly.


katie@tulsadetails said...

Prayers for you all! What a wonderful life for a the sweet child chosen for your home!

Becca said...

yay! I cant wait to hear continued updates -- so excited for y'all!

Abby said...

This is so exciting!! I didn't know about your plans for adoption since I've just recently started following your blog. I was in Uganda in 2001 for a 2-week mission trip, and the thought of one of those little sweethearts coming to join your family makes me so happy. God bless you in this journey!

Lindsey said...

Praying so hard friend! I love your updates and I am just so excited for you guys!!!

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