We have found an agency for Haiti!!!!

Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months as we tried to find an agency to work with for our Haiti adoption.  Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and where there is poverty there is a great chance of corruption with almost all situations that involve money.  Therefore, we were very diligent and heavily relying on the Holy Spirit to lead us to an agency of good character, knowledgeable and wise in the ways of Haitian government, and with a primary focus on the children.  Our persistence (I’m sure all the agencies were tired of my multiple calls and rounds of questioning!) lead to a great assurance that we had found the right agency.  So without further a due, our Haiti adoption agency is (drumroll)….

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 Next we completed the Pre-Application paperwork and were accepted to complete the Formal Application paperwork.  We were approved and accepted to the agency and their Haiti program!!! Now, just over a week ago we received our paperwork to begin the dossier process & have a new home study completed (Our domestic home study does not meet the requirements of an international Hague accredited adoption so a new one has to be completed.).  The ball is actually starting to roll…YIPPEEE!!! As we work through collecting the reams of paper that will make up our dossier, the list of documents needed for our agency, and for our home study, we will give you a glimpse into what all this really means.  Unless you or someone close to you has adopted, there is much that is not known to the rest of us.  So I thought you might be interested in the realities of adoption…I know I am nosey about the adoption details of others!  Please feel free to ask us any questions along the way and we’ll do our best to answer them.  The more we can know about orphans, adoption, foster care, orphanages, and regulation both at home and abroad the better equipped we will be to fulfill the command our Father has given us…

“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27