So we are almost to our five month waiting mark and when we joined our agency, we were told the wait could be around 4 months, then when we submitted our dossier the wait had moved to around 6 months, all due to a rise in adoptive parents in Ethiopia. So now, it's looking more like 7-9 months. There are still some families that submitted their dossier (the paperwork) in April that are waiting for children. We submitted our paperwork in July. There have not been any referrals in almost three weeks. It is probably due to the fact that there is only one Judge hearing all these cases. The other Judge is on maternity leave. So for now, not much news. We are fine, not too anxious. It's almost like we are guarding our hearts, you know?
We got our family pictures done and I CAN'T wait to show them off. I will post some pictures after I mail my Christmas cards. I was thinking, what's the point in mailing pictures and cards to everyone, if I post the picture on my blog? So for now, you get to know what it feels like to wait...lol! Okay, that was supposed to be funny!
I do also have some prayer requests. My father is really sick. He has Parkinson's Disease, COPD, amongst many other conditions. It seems that he is rushed to the hospital and put in ICU on a monthly basis. The other day, while in ICU, my mother, his caregiver, broke her ankle. So the are both in need of prayer and much help. Luckily, some people have stepped up and have offered to help with transportation for groceries and doctor's appointments. Please keep them in your prayers. They need help and healing. I really appreciate it!