This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Last bit of Certification -- Officially "Waiting"

Kim traveled to Hartford yesterday to have our approval form and a small handful of other documents certified by the Secretary of the State's office. All the apostilled documents were carefully packed in a FedEx envelope and sent overnight to AWAA in McLean, VA. (They arrived first thing this morning.)

Hopefully, the documents will be reviewed and forwarded down to El Salvador very soon.

That means that we are officially in the "waiting" stage of this journey. It could be as soon as 12-14 months from now that we meet our first child. We got an email this week from James' parents and spent some time with Kim's parents and both are so excited to meet their first grandchild. All of our friends at Trinity Baptist Church are excited and supportive too. Several of our friends have growing families too. Amber and Greg just had thier first baby, Sophia, Jill and Ben are expecting their first in October, Shannon and Matt will be parents in December, Kristen and Morgan will welcome their baby in January, and Heather and Pat will be parents in God's timing (hopefully soon!). Our child will have plenty of good company!