Tuesday, November 16, 2010

paper conception

For most people pregnancy doesn’t happen on the first try. And if you have ever had to wait for God to bless you with a child it seems to take forever. Jonathan and I know a little about waiting for a child.. we had 2 miscarriages before Elijah was born and now we know this wait for our adopted child. Even though it has only been since May when we officially started our homestudy…this child has been in our hearts for years and it seems like it is taking forever.

The last day of July we completed our homestudy and had all the paper work ready to send in the dossier (paper work for Ethiopian Government). The following day our agency said the rules had changed and we had to wait to mail in the dossier till we had approval from US CIS. We had to wait longer than expected for the US CIS approval because of our homestudy agency had misworded our homestudy. It has been hard for Jonathan and I both to be patient even though it has only been a few months. We both know that God has a bigger plan. So we trust… and we wait.

I now I sit here in tears looking at our completed dossier and US CIS approval.. about to leave for the post office. Our baby is coming. I don’t know if we will have a boy or girl or 1 or 2, we said we were open. The birth order rule makes it so he/she/they will most likely be under the age of 2. We initially asked for a girl but my heart teeters between both… God knows… i will just trust.

People in the adoption world refer to the paper work as being “paper pregnant”. So it would only make since that this would be our “paper conception”. And with the miracle of adoption you can “conceive” when one of you is at home and the other one is, well … on the other side of the world… in Slovakia. So here is a picture story of our “paper conception”. Thank you, Skype!

Now we will wait again as God connects the child/children he has pre-destined for us to love and parent into our arms. Pray all goes smoothly with our paperwork.. and that both of us would trust Him the giver of all good gifts!

Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this. Psalm 37:4-5


  1. Praying for you!

    I'm so happy that your paperwork is done! It can be so overwhelming and SUCH a long process. I know that God has called a precious little child (or children) to be part of your family. I agree though...the wait is so long, especially when they were born in your heart so long ago.

  2. Yippee!! I'm so happy for you all!! I LOVE this post..and the pictures of you all on skype is too funny. Hugs to your family. Love you, Heidi!! Happy day. trina

  3. So excited for you guys, Heidi! Do you mind if I ask...are there grants and/or loans for adoption? Just wondering...it's been on our hearts as well...