Friday, January 15, 2010

Adoption Update

Friends, we have made some big decisions and changes to our adoption process after much prayer and discussion.  With the Taiwan adoption on hold, potentially a two year wait, and considering the fact that we are required to own a home which just isn't possible for us right now, we felt we should look at all our possible options.  We discussed these with our caseworker and she said that another option for us would be to do a dual track adoption.  This means we would stay on the Taiwan list, but while we are waiting, we can pursue the adoption of a special needs child from China.  There are 1000s of waiting children and the adoption of such a child can happen in about a year.  The interesting thing is that when we began to consider adoption originally, everyone I spoke with about adoption from Asian countries had pursued a special needs adoption.  They expressed to me their joy in adopting these precious waiting children and the fact that there is nothing fear.  So these children have been on my heart, but I thought, there is no way we could follow that path.  Well, apparently God had other plans, because after we prayed about it and considered it, it became apparent that God was opening this door to us through the delay of the Taiwan adoption and other things.  They do not require you to own a home and one of them is meant to be our child.

So we are beginning the paperwork as we speak.  I look forward to enthralling you all with the exciting tale of adoption paperwork!  

To learn more about special needs adoption in China, check out the following websites.  The vast majority of them tend to have clef lip or palates, among other things.
http://www.lovewithoutboundaries.com/index.cfm and http://www.rainbowkids.com/

Thanks again to all our supportive friends!

5 comments:

  1. Wow! Big change! I'm so glad you guys are back on a roll again. You seem confident in where God is leading you and that is such a blessing. We'll be praying for you!

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  2. We will be praying for you and the process. God has the perfect child waiting for you. God Bless

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  3. I am so glad I saw this!(i am rarely on fb!) I cant wait to see which precious gift the Lord has for you...send more details when you can. Will tell the freshwater girls to pray!!!

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  4. So excited for you guys. Look forward to more updates.

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