Sunday, August 19, 2007
Our Adoption Journey Has Changed Course
A lot has been happening around our house over the past few weeks regarding our adoption journey.

Our adoption application has been approved and we received the "big packet" in the mail with all the paperwork and directions to guide us through this exciting journey.

Needless to say my desk is overflowing with forms, folders, and notes. I am just trying to keep it all organized right now. We have a great agency rep who is working with us. He is truly a God send.

In other news...we changed our adoption application from Russia to Ethiopia.

I won't go into detail about why we decided to switch. Just that it felt completely right and our family is very excited about the new addition to our family.

To say I am overjoyed would be an understatement. I have had that excited feeling in the bottom of my stomach for a month. I feel like I did when I found out I was pregnant with the other children. Very very happy.

So, the paper pregnancy has begun. I pray it will not take to long to complete. We all know how patient I am.

Now, I'm off to have a piece of cake and some ice cream. It has been calling my name all day.

Haven't you heard? I'm expecting. My cravings have already begun.


  posted at 9:08 PM  

At 8:13 AM, Blogger missy said...

I am so very excited for you!! What a wonderful time in your life. Can't wait to see the new addition!

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

How exciting!!!!

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So exciting! I can't wait to follow along on your journey!

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

It certainly sounds really exciting.

At 8:00 PM, Blogger Qtpies7 said...

Exciting! Do you read Owlhaven's blog??? You can find a link to her on my blog if you don't. She just brought home her 3rd and 4th Ethiopian children.
Enjoy that ice cream!

At 6:57 AM, Blogger ~Robyn~ said...

YAY!!!! Any child will be blessed to be in such a loving home!

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Allie said...

Cool! May I recommend two blog sites for you to look at?

Mary over at Owlhaven has adopted several kids from Ethiopia and she also has a second site dedicated to information for Christian families adopting from Ethopia I highly recommend both.

At 9:20 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Congratulations on your 'pregnancy'!
A 'chosen' child to me is always symbolic of God 'chosing' to adopt us into His family !!
What a blessing awaits this child to be loved into your family!!

At 6:19 AM, Blogger Corrie said...

What a special journey you have embarked on! Congratulations!

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

You crack me up.

I finally, finally realized you fell out of my bloglines. Ugh.

Now, I got a whole lotta catching up to do.

Pass the cake.

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

WOW! How exciting! I've known a number of women to adopt overseas, including Russia, S. Korea, Africa, and Guatamala. I can't wait to here about your newest blessing!

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

I can't wait to hear the next step in your journey! I'm so excited for you!


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