Coffee Blends, air fresheners, and oh yeah…an adoption update

Well this whole blog thing is difficult, especially when there is little to no activity. I don’t have a creative mind so unless something’s going on that’s related to our adoption I’m sure you couldn’t care less about the blend of coffee I’m currently drinking or my preference in air freshener for our home.

So here’s the latest update:

We heard about 2-3 months ago (can’t remember bc time flies and adoption seems to take forever) that a specific orphanage in this city is willing to accept our dossier which is really exciting to us. We were told at the time that there were a couple adoptions that they needed to “clear out” before they officially took on our paperwork. So it could be any day now when our dossier moves from ICBF (the gov’t authority in Colombia) to that orphanage. This also means that it’s highly likely that there’s a child there (under 3) that they think we’d be a good match for (also very exciting).

So I’m sure your next question is, “what’s the time-frame from when they accept our dossier to when we’ll have a referral?”

Well, it could be a month. It could be 6 months. It could be 18 months. We have no way of knowing. Since it’s already July, a miracle would need to take place for there to be a referral and for us to give our Colombian beauty a home before Christmas. We are resolved, though somewhat impatiently and painfully, that we won’t know anything until next July. We’ve come to accept the longest time-frame as the most likely time-frame. Even as I write this, emotions that I have suppressed for these two years are coming to surface.

This has been a looooooooooooooooooong “pregnancy.” We know all the facts.. God is sovereign. He works all things together for our good and for his glory. His glory is ultimate. He has abundantly provided for us day after day after day. Ultimately he provided a savior for us to satisfy God’s wrath bc of my sinful ways. He gave us Jesus. That’s good news! God is good despite the long wait. God is good though we suffer through impatience and roadblock after roadblock. These are the facts…but we still suffer. We still long. We still wait. But remembering God’s goodness and faithfulness towards us gives us confidence to wait.

Ultimately we don’t just wait for a child to hold and love; we wait for all things to be made new. A place where all orphans have a forever home. A place where children no longer suffer. A place where children are no longer abused. We wait for Jesus to come and makes all things new. Something he promises to those who love him and follow him.

So there you have it. That’s what we know right now. Hopefully we’ll hear something soon from the orphanage in Cali. And when we do we’ll let you know.

Thanks for your prayers and your asking about where our adoption stands. It means a lot to us. It really does. We look forward to the day that we can show our Colombian beauty picture after picture of the people who helped bring him/her home.

Oh and by the way, just in case you’re wondering, this is my favorite air freshener.

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