So, we are contemplating a change.
And change is scary.
We found out that there some issues with the Ethiopian government as far as adoption is concerned. They are moving very slowly and not many young children are being released for adoption. And this means that our wait time could be extremely long, and we might not be able to get a child in the age range we want for our family.
In light of this new information, we have decided to look into domestic infant adoption.
We have talked to a few people, put our Ethiopia adoption on hold for now, and are planning to attend an information meeting next week. Once we feel like we have as much information as we possibly can have we plan to make an informed decision.
As I said, change is hard, of course we were a little heartbroken when we found out about Ethiopia, but we feel very strongly that God will bring us to the baby we are supposed to have, and that our baby is our baby no matter where he or she is from. God is still good.
So, a few questions I know that you probably want to ask:
Why not pick another country? Well, each country has specific types of children available, its own requirements as far as time you need to stay in the country, and requirements on us as individuals and a couple. And really, we don't fit with any other country.
Why not just have your own then? We still feel called to adoption.
I thought you were called to international adoption? Yes, we absolutely felt called to international adoption, but sometimes God calls us to something and uses that to lead us to something we would not have been willing to consider otherwise.
If you have any questions please, please, please ask us!
We will let you know when/what we decide,
Adam and Kristen