Sunday, September 30, 2012

Quick Adoption Update!! And New Family Pic

We are now #24 on the waitlist!!

{Self-timer family pic! :) I don't remember where we were going but we thought let's try to get a quick pic and here's what we got! :)}

We were #25 last month.

It has been a little tough to absorb all of the delays and extended processes because we know there are so many little ones who need a home. And our little family is waiting with our arms open, ready to bring our newest addition home. But we trust God with the timing and every detail about our adoption and process. That is, definitely, very comforting.

There are many things that have contributed to the most recent delays. In fact, our agency told us that new families coming into the Uganda adoption program are being told the wait time is between 2.5-3 years.

The newest delays and lengthened processes are partly due to:
  • Families that have adopted from Uganda have not been sending in their post adoption reports. This has put significant pressure and scrutiny on the High Court Judges. Because they were already unsure they wanted to continue with legal guardianship adoptions, ultimately decided to continue with the added Heritage Trips, this is making their leaders and townspeople have second thoughts about what is happening to their country's littles one after they are adopted.
  • Uganda is working hard to ensure that their adoptions are done ethically. Our agency is also trying to be part of the solution of stamping out any unethical issues that might be happening. They were already working very hard to make sure that each little one up for referral is truly an orphan and have now added additional measures to ensure that status.


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I can only imagine the excitement as you wait!!

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

That is such a great picture!

Lindsey said...

Praying for your sweet family as you wait for the newest addition to the family. So exciting!!:)

Rebecca Jo said...

Makes me want to sing the theme song to the Jeffersons... Moving on up! :)

Desiree Lynn said...

What a beautiful family picture. It's so sweet to see your family now and hear the excitement as you talk about your future family addition.

In This Wonderful Life said...

such a sweet picture!!!

YAY #24!!! It will be here before you know it. I will pray it gets here quick!

Lauren said...

that picture is beautiful! such a gorgeous family!

and yay for progress!

Becca said...

Thanks for the update - and cute picture! :-)

Meagan said...

Ahhh! Lady, i totally know what you are feeling. In many ways, the waiting is the hard part! You are in my prayers and so is your little one!



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