Hmmm, I wonder what we’re “in”?
Last week we received an email from our Haiti Adoption Coordinator with the subject line, “You’re in!” I wondered what it meant, maybe we were in the schedule for upcoming phone calls that our agency was doing. I opened the email and there was an attachment of a form from Haiti in Haitian Creole. Our coordinator explained that the Haitian form was a receipt showing that our dossier had been received by IBESR! In Haiti, IBESR is basically the government office that reviews family dossiers and children who need adopting. They are the office that chooses a child or children that they feel our family is a good match for. This is much earlier than we expected…like a year earlier!!!!!!! We aren’t sure why exactly and didn’t ask; it doesn’t really matter the reason why because we know Who has ordered these events for this time. God is working, moving, and doing something on behalf of precious souls in Haiti. Please join us in praising Him for moving in this way!! Now, there is no “normal” or “average” in Haiti so we don’t know how long we will wait for our referral. It could be a couple months, it could be many months. As our coordinator put it, now we “wait”. This is a season of waiting, both for our family and our child or children that are not home with us (yet!). As we get any more information we will be sure to share it with you, so stay tuned!
We also ask for your prayers:
Pray for the staff in the IBESR office to be guided by the Lord in their decisions and recommendations in choosing children for our family.
Ask God to sift through the many papers in the IBESR office and bring our papers together with the child(ren) that He has always planned to place in our family.
Pray for these orphans to be loved, cared for, protected, and sustained by God. In Haiti a child isn’t even available for adoption until they are 2-3 years old. There are many reasons for this, but more importantly they are waiting. Waiting for a family, waiting for a home, waiting to know where they belong, and waiting to know where and when they will go. Once they are matched with a family, there is still more waiting that can take 4-6 months or longer to finally go home to their forever family. They need us to intercede for them, please join us in bringing these little & big ones to the throne of God!