Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wonderful News!

I wanted to share a couple of bits of good news on the adoption front, as well as a potential set back.  First, although you may remember that our I-171 finally did come back in June, we were DTE (dossier to Ethiopia) on July 1.  This means we are now officially back on the list.  Unfortunately about 2 weeks after becoming DTE, we received an email from our agency that projected wait times had greatly increased, from 6-8 months to 10-16 months (this is from DTE to referral).  While I am hoping that some of this could all shake out, we are preparing ourselves for another long wait.  Adoption is certainly not for the faint of heart, and while my heart sinks thinking about our longer wait, I know first hand that this wait is nothing compared to the wait after you receive "the call."  So I hope and pray that situations and processes can get ironed out now.

Now for the really wonderful news.  A few weeks ago we found out that we were chosen to receive a $3000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans!  I wanted to wait to announce it until after we had mailed out our support letters, which was one of the most difficult and humbling things we've had to do.  So many of our friends and family have supported us in our various fundraisers that we really hated to ask for help again.  We have until September 14th to raise $3000, and Lifesong will match dollar for dollar up to $3000.  So if we raise the entire amount, that will be $6000 for our adoption...this is HUGE!  So much of this adoption has been filled with setbacks and delays that I think along the way I've forgotten that the One who called us to this is also the One with the entire universe at His command.  It was a great reminder that our God is greater and stronger and higher than any other. 

If you feel moved to donate, you can click on the link to the right and donate via paypal, just specify Taylor #2081 in the notes section.  You can also mail your tax deductible contribution to:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St
Gridley, IL  61744 

Just make sure to write Taylor #2081 on the memo line of your check. 

1 comment:

Matthew Lee said...

Hi Sarah,

I would love to help your $3000 goal. Could you please email me at mlee@coupaide.com to discuss more?

Thanks

Matthew Lee