We have been getting lots of great questions from our friends and family about what this adoption process will look like for us! If you’ve been curious, I am more than happy to answer!
So, granted, I don’t even have answers to most questions because I’m just as confused as the next guy. LOL! A lot of this is still up in the air and we won’t know until we actually walk through it.
Do you want a boy or a girl?
We have no preference and we did not specify a gender. We all have our little hopes, just like a physically pregnant mama, daddy and siblings might, but we didn’t care that strongly to box ourselves in.
How old will the baby be?
We were required to put an age that we would be willing to parent, as difficult as it is to imagine saying NO to a child one month older or younger, but we agreed between the ages of one and four. That is not definite, to be honest, we have to do our home study still and we will ask they give us the widest parameters they can.
When will you bring him/her home?
Haiti is averaging about three years right now.
What are the next steps?
In a very broad description, we will do our home study and complete our dossier to be sent to the Haitian government. Once that is all approved… we wait. and wait. and wait. About two years from NOW, we will prayerfully be matched with our child and be able to travel immediately to meet him/her and spend two weeks bonding in country on the property. Once we return to the U.S., we are looking at another year before we can return to pick him/her up and bring him/her home to be with his/her forever family!
Are you excited?
How are you feeling?
Overwhelmed. Sad. Thankful. Blessed. Happy. Wishful. Optimistic. Nervous. Seriously, I could go on. But guess what, GOD IS GOOD and HE’S GOT THIS and we are taking it one step at a time and praying that we find joy in each and every painfully slow moment!
How can I pray for you?
Please be praying that if our child is born, he or she is being loved on in the best way possible. Please pray for his/her birth family, that they can feel a peace from Jesus that their child’s future family will love them fiercely. Pray for finances and that God would continue to provide for us. Pray that our hearts (mommy, daddy and siblings) are being made ready to put in all of this blessed work!
Thanks for reading! Will chat soon!