So I just got off the phone with Bethany. Apparently our Preliminary Application has FINALLY been approved, and our Pre-Formal paperwork should be coming in the next day or two!! Good news! But I also found out some potentially not good news. The reason that our application took so long to get approved is because there has been an abundance of new applications for the domestic adoption program. Which means that it could potentially take a lot longer than expected. Bethany is trying to figure out how to handle all of these new families applying and think that they will need to enlist a pre-waiting, waiting period. Which means after our home study is completed, we'd have to wait to enter the waiting family process. We'd have to wait to wait! So we're trusting the Lord! We don't feel like we should change agencies at this point. We're already so far in the process, we'd hate to start it over somewhere else. We'll be finding out more in the next couple weeks as Bethany is preparing a letter to send to all of the new families that have applied. Please keep us in your prayers! It has been difficult to wait so long to hear anything. But soon we'll have paperwork to work on, which will be great! I've never been this excited to do paperwork! During this time, I have to remember God's promise, that "all things work together for good." (Romans 8:28)
Psalm 27:14 "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heard: wait, I say, On the LORD."
Waiting on the Lord,