We took the leap of faith and have applied to the China Child of Promise program through Holt International on Easter Sunday.
I will remain anxious until I hear more from them, it is in my nature LOL!!
And we currently owe Holt a medical letter and some more info...but it is in HIS hands, and we are on our way.
Sent back my CARI, tax info, notarized IASA, and more paper work today. No too long from now I believe we will have a home study date set.
Ethiopia is always a constant option if things do not go as planned for the China program.
This was a hard decision to make because I had so fallen in love with the babes in Ethiopia.
However, what many people might not know is that Kevin and I had felt clearly and strongly led to China "way back when".
Also, I always knew I would adopt, though was not sure how or when, or what circumstances would bring me to this step in my life. While I have always been an advocate for foster care in the US (and even went through training some years back) when I was in my teens and twenties my mom and I used to playfully and dreamily talk about when I would get to bring my Asian baby home ...interesting how things happen in life, and the seed that Jesus plants in our hearts and minds.
Well over a year ago, an earlier agency told us that we would not be able to adopt from China due to some guidelines. We were both devastated because it seems so clear that it was Gods plan for our budding family to be routed in China, and yet it seemed out of reach.
We were not knowledgeable enough at that point to know that another agency may say just the opposite.
So, given more information with Holt, and then giving that much time to sit with prayer, we decided to revisit China, as God just keeps bringing us back there.
Let us see where this road leads us. Come along for the journey, follow us here at barefootandadopting!
If you do not know about the Child of Promise Program, for "mild, correctable special needs" you can find out more here, at Holt. It is a program which is close to my heart.
This Mommy-to-be is thrilled to be officially in the process now, and on the way to my little boy or girl.
Kevin and I are nervous and excited, just as any parents-to-be would feel. And away we go!!