Thank you for taking the time to drop by our blog! We recently started the adoption process to bring home a baby boy from Ethiopia and thought this would be the best way to keep everyone updated as we go through this process. Since we have been telling people about our decision to adopt we have gotten a lot of feedback. Mostly good, some bad. We understand that adoption is definitely not for everyone, but it is for us, and we could not be any more excited about it!
I am learning quickly that patience is a virtue. See, when you have already had 3 biological children, you know the process. You can see physical changes in your body, you get to hear the heartbeat at every check up, you get a few sonogram pictures, you know when the baby is active, you know when they are sleeping, you know what is alarming and you know what is normal. When you are going through the adoption process, you don't have much to hold onto. There is no definite 'due date' and there are no monthly updates You are at the mercy of your agency, social worker and government documents. You feel like you have little control and just want to rush through all the details, jump on a plane and go pick up that precious baby.
One night the hubby and I were looking at a map of Africa. He pointed out that our baby is on the other side of the world, somewhere on that map. Maybe he hasn't even been conceived, maybe his mother is pregnant with him or maybe he just got dropped off at an orphanage. We don't know one thing about him, but God does.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5
God has a plan for that baby on the other side of the world, he has given him hope and a future. We are so blessed to be apart of that!