**Cross-posting with our adoption blog today***
I finally get to update the blog with actual progress! Do you guys realize just how *good* it feels to do that? I've been avoiding this blog for weeks, just because I had nothing of substance to tell you guys, and I didn't want to bore you with just another account of "We're still waiting."
But today is different! Today, I have news!
Remember that delay we hit a few months ago? It's been resolved. The paperwork we were waiting on has been approved by Peter's country. This is a BIG step forward - finally, we can get on with the regular adoption process and *hopefully* will hear something about what is called "matching approval" soon. MA will take Peter off of the open adoption list and officially match him to our family. This can't happen soon enough, in my opinion!
While we're extremely excited about finally hearing good news - we're also holding our breath. All this time we've been working toward bringing Peter home (so, about 15 months now), he's been available for adoption by other families. He could already be matched with another family and on his way home - or already in a home. We just don't know exactly what his status is.
Our agency is trying to find out that information - trying to see if he is still available for us to adopt him. Please join us in praying for God's will to be done in this situation. While we are obviously emotionally attached to Peter already, if it is God's will that he be in another family, please help us to accept that. My biggest prayer for this little boy is that he have a place to call home and a family who will love him for the rest of his life. I'd like it to be our family, but if it is not to be, please pray that we can be grateful that he is in a family and has a home.
If, by some chance, Peter has already been matched or adopted, please pray for our discernment in moving forward with another child. I don't want to think of that possibility at this point, but it might be something that we will have to decide in the near future. Please pray that we are able to faithfully carry out God's will for our family, no matter what that looks like.
Thank you so much for your support!!