We have made the decision to remove ourselves from the Uganda waiting list. After sitting at number 13 for all most a year, we finally moved up to number 9. We were excited to see things moving along. As we were getting closer to receiving a referral we became more concerned about the time we would have to stay in country. When we started the adoption process with Uganda almost 3 years ago we expected to be in country for 4 to 6 weeks, but we were hopeful the process would improve. The process has not improved and the estimated time in country has increased to 7 to 8 weeks.
We expressed our concerns with our wonderful Uganda case workers and they graciously told us about another program in Life line. Our agency recently became the umbrella agency over a little agency that works in Ethiopia. We felt very encouraged about the process and all of our money would transfer to that program! We are open to a little bit more in a child than most of the couples on the list so that also was very appealing to us. So we did it! We officially switched to Ethiopia! Right now the process consists of compiling our dossier which is the paper chasing packet that will be sent to Ethiopia. We hope to have it done in the next couple of months. With new fees and more money due at one time, we are trusting the Lord that we will be able to have the funds at the appropriate time of each fee. If you would like to contribute, we have a few ways you can do that. I will be posting about a fund-raising project we have coming up. Stay tuned!