Tuesday, January 15, 2013

change of plans {part II} :: adoption country


Last week I wrote about the change in plans regarding our house...  Well... that was just part I of our major life changes.  I'm calling this post "part II" of our major life changes...  

After being in the adoption process for about 4 months now, we have decided to change adoption countries.  Originally we were pursuing Haiti... and we were pretty excited about it.  Well, the Haiti government has a law that at least one of the adopting parents must be 35 years old... Only problem?  I am 31 and Lance is 33.... yeah, not 35.

Lance and I knew about this law when we started our adoption process, but we had heard that one of two things would likely happen...  1) Haiti would change their laws so that a parent would need to be at least 30 years of age... or 2) there was a loophole around this law if you could prove infertility.  But after 4 months or so, we really weren't seeing progress on either one of those things.  We discussed this with our agency and decided it would be best to change adoption countries.    

Our adoption agency has recommended that we consider either Uganda or the Congo as our new adoption country.  We have been told that either one of these countries will likely have a faster process than Haiti and the financial cost will be about the same.  

Although we were excited about Haiti, I can honestly say that we haven't been attached to any particular country during this process.  I am very thankful for that.  We are ecstatic to meet the future children that God will entrust to us... regardless of what country they are born in.  We trust that the Lord already has our future family knit together... we are simply just waiting to see it unfold.

7 comments:

ThistleAshD said...

I really love reading about people's adoption stories :) excited to see where y'alls takes you.

Melanie said...

I love reading about your journey. He already knows what child will be yours and is leading you to him/her. I can't wait for you to meet your little boy or girl. :) They will be one blessed child.

Marci Smith said...

It is exciting to see where God is leading you. It thrills me to know that He ALREADY knows what child you will call your own.

The Cartee's said...

Excited for you two! Praying for you. You will be awesome parents!

The Spiveys said...

A friend of mine adopted from the Congo this year!! I'd love to put you in touch with her if you'd like to hear her story...and see her precious baby : )

adesertgirl said...

How exciting! God will most definitely provide exactly what you need and will offer you as parents to children who will be so blessed to have you. Good for you!

wondermentetc.com said...

One of the countries you mentioned possibly switching to is where our son is from... Adoption is such an amazing way to have a family. Best wishes to you.