So often, we hear about these amazing leaps of faith where families hear the call to adopt one of these older children, and like our first adoption, all goes well. Despite the hiccups along the way, they make it to China on time (in some cases, just in the nick of time!) and the families live happily ever after. By in large, this is the way our first adoption
Now, I am not one that has the luxury of dwelling on such disasters. In fact, most days, I am confident in the Lord's plan and that even those pesky delays will all, somehow, fit into His plan for our family and be revealed to us sometime in the future. On the other hand, I would be remiss if I was not daily aware of the responsibility that I have to lean on Him for support and to pray faithfully for the "process". Today is one such day. Our state DSS officer was magnificent in getting our new home study approved in record time and sending it off immediately. Likewise, our Immigration paperwork was rushed via overnight FedEx to the lockbox where they process the applications. It was delivered last Friday 10/21. (Don't get me started on why there are processed in TX and then sent "snail mail" to MO for review.) ANYWAY..... because of the tight time frame in which we have to work, we (myself and our wonderful case worker) have reached out to two different Senators for help. We received confirmation overnight that the paperwork was logged in yesterday, but don't actually know where it is RIGHT NOW. We are praying that it was not sent to MO via USPS as this generally takes 7-10 days and I have been told that we cannot afford that lost time. So, for those who have joined our family in prayer, that is the current and immediate need. Those papers must get to MO as soon as possible. I will update the post when I hear more.