Sorry it's been a while for all of you following this. We haven't had a lot going on in the world of the adoption for a while. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. Since March we have been waiting and waiting. But it hasn't been as bad as one might think. We've been reading books on our list for the adoption agency and they have been really good. Since neither John or I were adopted, it is good to learn what issues might come with an adopted child. Also, John is again on the hunt for a job, but nothing has come along yet.
We had our homestudy update a few weeks ago where our social worker came over to our home and made sure that nothing had changed too much since her last visit. We had rearranged our bedroom and added a bookshelf (she noticed both!) but I don't think that's enough to warrant too much of a change in our homestudy. It was really nice to talk to her and be able to ask her questions in person and it really started to feel like this might really happen. After we talked with her we emailed our case worker at our agency's home office and she said that the current wait for healthy females from Ethiopia right now is about 9-11 months. That means that if we stay on schedule, we could receive a referral sometime between mid December and mid February! That is very exciting, but also kind of scary. It would be wonderful if God would see fit to give John a full time job before we got a referral. Also, since we have been working on this for almost 3 years now, it is weird to think that it might really happen. Crazy!
Anyway, those are just some of my thoughts on this right now and an update for everyone. It has been a long journey, but having kids usually is I hear. Thanks so much, we'll let you know when we get any information!