Monday, July 05, 2010

waiting for our third

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.

9 comments:

Hannah D said...

That is so, so, exciting Abby! Adoption is SO amazing & I admire you so much for accepting God's leading to journey that road with Him. I will be praying for ya'lls adoption process & your future son or daughter--who is definitely one blessed little one to become a part of your sweet, precious family! Can't wait to hear updates :)

Sarah said...

Well, I can't stop ugly face crying. I love you so much, and this little one-to-come too.

Brei said...

So exciting, so wonderful...adoption is beautiful and seems just perfect for your sweet fam! Looking forward to "sharing" this journey with you all! Love you!

Mama Mak said...

well, now this makes me get teary for someone i haven't seen in almost 10 years :) what a beautiful story this will be! praying for y'all.

katie davis said...

AAAAAH!!!!! abby i'm so excited for y'all. i'm honored to be praying along with you for your sweet little one and this journey. what a lucky lucky little child. i love you. and i love observing your life from afar. i still wish i could somehow be a dockery. do you think y'all would consider adopting three davises??

erin said...

love your beautiful family and we will certainly pray for you guys and the future dockery as you wait to expand. so, so wonderful. and perfect for you.

Rebekah said...

So excited for your family as you begin this journey. Adoption is such a miracle and you will be richly blessed.

Renee said...

Abby!!! wow!!! this is SOOOO amazing! oh i am so happy for you guys! and this little boy/girl is so lucky and blessed to be born into your family! i love how you live out your faith in actions, not just words- what a beautiful inspiration your little "Texas Pete" family is! will definitely be praying for you guys. how amazing! my heart is just so full and happy for yall right now......praise God for such wonderful news!!

keight dukes said...

oh yes!!!! this is awesome. 143 million minus one! can't wait to hear all about this new journey. so cool