Monday, July 28, 2008

Some Discouraging News

I spoke with our social worker tonight and she shared with me some discouraging news. We have been anxiously awaiting our approval from Immigration in the mail--checking every day. Our homestudy has been at Immigration since May, and it had been taking 2 months to process---so, it is time for ours to be approved. Her news was that Immigration has experienced two big turnovers in staff since March--and they have someone new overseeing things---and she has come in with her own set of rules and expectations. So, there is a HUGE backup of homestudies getting cleared (they are only processing March currently). It could be another 2 months to get clearance. Hahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (sigh) I keep reminding myself that God has a child specifically chosen for our family. But, it is so tough to keep getting delayed while so many others are pushing on ahead.

I received the sweetest email from another Journeys of the Heart family that is awaiting their referral news any day. Michelle spent the better part of a day creating a chart for me showing me how many people are waitlisted and waiting for referrals. She did that so I could have a good idea of what kind of time frame we are looking at---at this point in the game. The good news is that there are about the same number of families ahead of us right now as there were ahead of Michelle when she was wait-listed back in December. The stressful news is that there are 7 other families (just like us) who are awaiting their Immigration approval and are "waiting" to get waitlisted. So, needless to say, we are eager to get cleared on the list asap.

Please keep our adoption in your prayers, and thank you so much for reading.