Thursday, June 7, 2007

Special meeting in Beijing...

Here is an update on China: they are WAY behind, as I've said before. Current wait time is around 2 years. People are getting their babies that were logged in to China in November 2005. And we are not even logged in yet! So this is making China look bad, and they don't like to look bad! Especially with the Olympics coming up in Beijing next year.

We heard they had a special meeting in Beijing to discuss how to get more babies ready for adoption. Currently, not ALL the orphanages in China adopt babies out. Only certain ones that have prepared paperwork on the babies. Now, they are running out of babies in these orphanages! They need more babies ready! Praise the Lord. We are sending a message to them...we want your precious babies that you don't want!

So here is my THEORY....Something is going to happen, a miracle from God. And lots of people are going to be hired to get paperwork on thousands of babies and they are going to catch back up. I do not believe it will take 2-3 years to get Hope. I never have believed that. And here is a neat thing...I believe that Hope and thousands of other babies will come from an orphanage that never was before in the adoption process. Saved by the grace of God, picked from an obsecure orphanage, and destined for a family of love on the other side of the world. Isn't God awesome?

So pray and believe with us for these things! Miracles. For all these babies! Who knows, maybe one might find their way to your heart and home!

not your average adoption...

We got our passports in! We had heard rumors that even after paying the expedite fee (which we did) that passports were taking 4 months! I told Daniel, "we are going to get our passports in soon, and it will be a confirmation of God's favor on us." And what happened not 3 days later....passports! And today I got my birth certificate. FROM LOUISIANA!!! These were both things that I thought could hold us up for months!

So here is what is left for more home study appointmet, Daniel to design our family photo pages, our physical exam forms to be completed, and then waiting for the special form from the US government that says we are approved to bring a child home from China!

We have moved at an incredible pace. Nothing stressful. Everything has gone perfect!!! We take no credit, it is ALL God's grace on us and His divine favor! No matter what the time frame is for the average person, we don't go by that. We are not average! When you have God on your side, and you are trusting in Him and believing He is in control, His timeframe is perfect!! Thank you Lord.