Late last week, we received an update from our adoption agency. They had been saying that once our paperwork was turned in and we were put on the waiting list to get matched, it would take up to 18 months to receive a referral. As of this last update however, the wait time to receive a referral is now about 12 months!!! This is SUCH good news!! It means that by spring time next year, we should have a picture of our little girl!!
Our paperwork is going well. We just have a couple of things left, and by next week, we should be able to turn in all of our Home Study paperwork! We are SO close to being Home Study approved!
We are also still selling puzzle pieces, so if you are wanting to get in on that, you still can! So far we have 20 out of 1000 pieces with names on them. We really want to see all 1000 with names on the back! Just a reminder, for every $2 donation toward our adoption, your name will go on the back of one puzzle piece. Would you consider putting your name on this puzzle? We really don't care if you give $2 or $100! We just want to get as many of your names on the back of this puzzle as possible! You all have meant SO much to us through this process. This is a sort of memorial that will help us and Ezra to remember every one of you forever.
Lastly, I would like to leave you all with the following trailer. This is a documentary that is being made on all of the orphans around the world who are stuck in orphanages. At the beginning of the clip, you will hear them say that a normal international adoption takes about 3 years and costs about $28,000. This is totally accurate. That is just about what our adoption will look like. Every child deserves a home and a family. We are so thankful to be able to do that for one very special little girl. Click on the following link to see the trailer for "Stuck".