well, we have some big news to share.
nope. I am not with child. but...we are expecting.
we have officially been accepted into an international adoption program. and we're hoping and praying that in 12-18 months we'll be holding our third child.
even just typing that out is beyond words exciting. thrilling.
pete and I have always wanted to adopt and it seems that now is the time. there are more orphans in the world now than at any other point in history. 143,000,000. a lot of zeros. way too many. close to 6 million of those are in Ethiopia. this is the country that our son or daughter will most likely come from.
we looked into adoption within the u.s., mexico, and other countries...but ethiopia seems to be the best fit for us at this time. the main factors being the age of children that are available, and the country requirements for adoptive parents.
we are just in the beginning stages of this whole process, and would really appreciate your prayers. we are learning new adoption terminology, reading books, talking to friends that have adopted, and preparing our little ones-- as much as a 3 1/2 year old and almost 1 year old can be.
so, we're waiting. and are assured we'll be doing a lot of that over the next months. waiting for our child that we are certain will be worth every minute of it. I wonder all the time who we're waiting for. I pray for them. for their birth family. for their country. I am so grateful to be on this journey.