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!!