Today is our boy’s 8th birthday, and I so wish we could be with him to celebrate! I am thankful that this is *hopefully* the last birthday he won’t be with us. I don’t know what his first 8 birthdays have held, but his next 8 will be smothered in hugs, full of homemade pancakes and spent doing things he loves.
In other news, we got an e-mail last Friday afternoon that has us reeling a bit. Our adoption agency has lost their Hague Accreditation (more details about what that is in the link), which means that they can no longer process our adoption. Sigh. It isn’t surprising; they have been slow and unresponsive for months, however it is frustrating, especially at this point in the process.
The agency said in the e-mail that they would be calling us this week with the details of what that means, so we still don’t know much. What we do know, is that we will be transferred to another agency for the remainder of our process. We don’t know if there will be more expenses incurred (likely), and if so, how much they will be. Just a few weeks ago we paid our last big payment. It was intimidating, but also a relief not to see any more large 4 digit numbers looming.
Would you pray with us this week and this month for a smooth transition? Also that our payments can be transferred over without any additional fees? And of course, for continued favor and speed for our paperwork as it goes through governments.
As our last post mentioned…we trust in God, and we know He has every detail under His control.
“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
I keep coming back to this verse throughout our adoption process…God promises to complete what he began, and this adoption has been His since the beginning so we trust in His timing and process!