If you know us well, you know that Ramsey and I have had a heart for adoption for, well, as long as either of us can remember. It's something that comes up frequently in our conversation and in our prayers. We are thrilled when we hear that friends are adopting and seeing photos and videos of homecomings make me cry.
So it probably doesn't come as much of a surprise to many of you to hear that we're adopting again. We've been in serious discussion and prayer about going ahead and taking the plunge for months now, and in February we made it official by applying to Holt International's Waiting Child Program and beginning our home study with Maine Children's Home. We have finally submitted the last of our home study paperwork (other than waiting on a Canadian background check to be processed for Ramsey) and should hear from our caseworker soon to begin scheduling our interviews.
The big question- "Where?" Well, the short story is that there is a little girl in Thailand that we are praying hard that we will be able to adopt. God would have to open a couple of doors in order for that to happen, so please be praying with us about this. This week we would especially covet your prayers- it is important in that both our international agency and the Thai government will be making decisions about their willingness to waive certain requirements so that we can go ahead with adopting this little sweetheart.
Like I said, that is the short story! The long story will be following, probably in several installments, over the coming days. But I at least wanted to get this blog off the ground with the short version so that people have a place to come to be updated.
Check in frequently- I plan to update as things develop. Thank you for joining with us in our journey, and especially thank you for your prayers!
Oh, and p.s.! "Insert Blog Name Here..." is not this blog's permanent title! Suggestions for a better title are welcome! : )