A Long Wait

By: - January 3, 2012

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When you embark on an adoption or foster care journey, you are going to experience some wait time. When my husband and I adopted our daughter from Vietnam, it seemed like there were many more low points than high points. The highest point during our wait was, of course, receiving our official referral two days before Vietnam closed to adoptions with the United States – truly a miracle and the handiwork of God. We were able to bring our daughter home four months later on December 25, 2008.

Some families in Indiana have been waiting three years since the country closed to adopt their children from Vietnam, and finally December 25, 2011 their adoptions went through. Read more about it here.

As you continue on your adoption or foster care journey, remember how far God has brought your family and remember those families that are still waiting. Maybe you are one of those families waiting. We have adoptive families eager to support you through your wait in our waiting families group. We hope you join us there or at some of our other events this year.

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1 Comment

  • My wife and I are foster parents in China to 3 little HIV+ orphans. We hope to someday adopt as well. Thanks for sharing your story!

    Matt and Heather Peterson
    January 12, 2012 at 10:45 am