It's official. Our dossier is out of our hands and on its way to the Rwandan Embasssy. According to our agency this means we are officially on the waitlist for a child (or children) referral. We are hoping its children, but whatever God wants for us will be an exciting blessing!
Whew! What a paperwork process. To all of the families that are out there in the paperwork phase... YOU CAN DO IT!
To all of everyone else who has been praying through this process so far with us, THANK YOU, your prayers are so much appreciated. But... please don't stop now! We still need your prayers so that we can get there and bring our baby(s) home safe and sound. In the meantime there is a good chance our girl(s) are already sitting in an orphanage in Rwanda so we would love your prayers for their health (physical and emotional), etc.
The agency is still unsure of how long we will wait from here on out. We are following the one other family that is on the waitlist, besides us, right now, they have been waiting about two months, and seem to be getting closer to a referral (hopefully in the next couple of weeks) so with any amount of favor it could be about that same time frame for us as well (2 plus months from now). Once we have a referral and officially accept it, then things have to process through the Rwandan court system before we set our travel dates. So... we are still thinking the possibilities are good for traveling sometime early summer. But again, no guarantees... it could take longer.
It seems like every day now the boys make comments about their baby sisters. Kelton wants to get bunk beds so there is room in his and Oliver's room for cribs :)
Love to all!