We have exciting news to share. We are officially in the process of adopting a little five year old girl in addition to our two little boys! Her adoption is going to be a separate process from the boys and will require a second trip to Ethiopia, but we are completely smitten with her and believe that God has called her to be our daughter.
First of all I have to tell you how absolutely beautiful she is. She has soft curls, big brown eyes, and the sweetest dimples you’ve ever seen. Today we received a report on her with her height and weight, which we compared to Little Boo – who is almost four. Little Boo is one inch taller and two pounds heavier! It looks like they both will wear 4T clothing. I already have visions of them in matching dresses 🙂 It may not last long, because once children have better nutrition many of them begin to grow quickly, so we’ll have to enjoy it while we can.
The report also gives us the impression of a spunky little girl, who likes to draw and sing. She loves playing with her dolly and running in races.
Once again the paper chase begins. We are preparing a new dossier for a new agency, an updated homestudy, new immigration applications, and signing lots of checks. Although it doesn’t make sense to our logical minds, this makes perfect sense to the Lord who made this little girl and created our family. His ways are higher than ours and wiser than ours. We put all of our trust in Him.
Please pray for us that we will have perfect peace and that the paperwork will come together quickly and easily. Please also pray that the Lord, who has everything we need, will provide the finances for her adoption.
We can’t share photos until she is legally our child (after her court date – which is not even scheduled yet), but we will as soon as we can.
Thank you for reading.