Wednesday, March 05, 2008

And we're off!

After much consideration, we've decided to throw caution to the wind, (or more precisely) place our trust firmly in God's hands when it comes to this next adoption. So--believing that some of the policies and procedures, which caused reasonable doubt in our minds about our *eligibility* to adopt again from Ethiopia, will be well-managed by our agency (with the help of God's grace)--we're starting our dossier paper work for a child (or children--maybe siblings again?)! The referral may take a while to come or it may come swiftly, but whatever His timing, we're open to the life or lives that God is hand-selecting to join our family.

16 comments:

Stina said...

I will be anxiously awaiting any and all updates! May God bless you for sharing your love with so many!

Becky said...

Yeah! Congratulations. I can't wait to hear all the details when that time comes.
Becky

Barb, sfo said...

I'll be keeping your family in prayers as you wait for the blessing of more children in your family.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just can't wait to see you driving the prison van!!!!
LOL!

Love,
The Boy's Godmother

Anne said...

That is so wonderful! May God bless each and every step, no matter what happens in the end. Who knows, you may end up with 2 like we did! Please be assured our prayers as you embark on this journey. Trust in the Lord at all times and knit your hearts to Him. May your journey bless many along the way and open their hearts to what God calls them to be ---OPEN TO LIFE!!

Blessings,
Anne

Eileen said...

This is so wonderfully exciting, I'm truly happy for you, and will keep you & your family in our prayers!

Now, please, I beg you...if you get any more cats (or dogs, birds or goldfish for that matter) in the meantime, please be careful how you introduce them!!! I've already succumbed to your cleverness in this department... :)

Faith said...

Jane, I am so happy for you as I know how long you and Pat have been thinking about this. And of course, selfishly, I want the referral to come through "swiftly" so I can meet you in Ethiopia to meet the newest Ark member. At least I am on the right continent!

Michelle said...

Jane, I'm so excited for you and your family. I'll be praying for all of you and your future children, as God wills it. I'm looking forward to reading about new family members when they arrive home.

Life in Fitzville said...

Yay!!! So exciting!

patjrsmom said...

Wow! Thanks for all your encouraging words and prayers. They mean so much!

Eileen, I promise to be extremely cautious in my "announcements" over the next months!

Faith, keep your fingers crossed...I know some people who'd love to see YOU in Ethiopia, too.

God Bless,
Jane

twodifferentloves said...

Oh, Jane I am so happy for you and at the same time so jealous(in a good way).
Blessings on this new journey- it brings tears to my eyes!

JulieC said...

Congratulations, Jane and Pat. We are so happy to hear of the progress with your next adoption! Julie and Brett

Cath said...

Aw, Jane, that is just wonderful news. Godspeed child(ren) yet unknown!

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I've always wished we could adopt. Maybe someday, my hubs will be open to it. I will pray for your family! It makes me so happy when a family considers adoption!

Easter A. said...

Jane, I give you and your husband credit! That is incredible! It takes a special couple to do something like this, and God chose you! How cool is that?!

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

God bless you as you trust in the Lord and embark again on this journey. I pray things go smoothly every step of the way!