Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Step in the Process

This week we got a letter in the mail from our adoption agency. We are about 2 or 3 weeks away from getting an approval letter from the government of Ontario!  So before we get that we have a few things to do:

We have to get 3 more reference letters (because the 6 references we handed in at the beginning of the process isn't enough :) 

We have to send in our marriage certificate and passports for the 3rd time to get notarized again!  

We have to go to the Guyanese consulate office in Toronto and sign a document in the presence of the consulate.  

Once we have this done, and we receive our letter of approval then we meet with our agency for an approval session, where more papers will be signed and of course some fees will be paid :)  

And then.......we wait for the okay from our agency to GO TO GUYANA!!!   

That could take months, or weeks.  It's up to the discretion of our agency.  They will call the Red Cross in Guyana to determine if there is a chance there may be children available now, or if we should wait a few I guess time will tell.  But things are moving along again!  If you'd like to pray for us, please pray for this baby that we haven't met yet.  Most likely he or she is born already or just about to be born. It is a bit un-nerving knowing that your child is out there and you cannot protect them from anything for the first year of their life!!


Belinda said...

So exciting! What a journey! Your new little one is officially on our prayer list! (o:

Rachel said...

Praying for you, what a comfort that your baby is wrapped in the arms of our Heavenly Father!
Also praying for you guys as you wade through the heaps of paperwork. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

I can imagine the flutters in your stomachs and the thoughts in your minds.
Hopefully, it will happen quickly. Praying for your family and wishing you all the best!
Love, Aunt Marietta

Anita said...

So glad to see this update! I know just that feeling of not being able to protect our future babies. It is a funny thing to think about your next little one developing now already, isn't it? I often find myself praying that the Lord will keep these little ones safe. It's easy to imagine what they might be suffering now that is outside of our control (drug abuse, stress, lack of emotional care etc.), but it is also a very good reminder that our heavenly Father who cares for even the sparrows, has perfect control of the situation (much better control than we ever could have even if they were already in our homes!). :-) Praying all goes well for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your little one as well as the child's mother/father/grandparents, etc. Your gain is someone else's forever loss. Adoption is the only trauma, where we expect the victim to be thankful. As much as I think what you are doing is noble, please never forget that there is another very very sad side to all of this. Your happiest day...someone else's saddest day. Just keepin' it real.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, tha above comment was from Suzanne