We made our decision last night after discussing the risks. We decided not to take an opening in an international adoption program with a country that has just re-opened in 2009 and is experiencing political upheaval. The predicted wait for a child was 2 years from submission of dossier and that is just a prediction. No one to my knowledge has successfully brought home their child since receiving referrals and many who were submitted earlier in the year are still waiting on referrals. There were lots of “ifs” so we just didn’t feel led to risk it. We will consider this country for the future, but we are not going through what we thought was a door opening when we first heard about the opportunity yesterday. In one sense, I’m disappointed because it initially seemed like a God-thing that we’d get to be submitted so soon BUT we didn’t feel peace about it. Also, not sure how we feel about the idea of Colin being around 5 when his becomes a first-time big brother…It was hard enough for me when I was 3 1/2 years old and had been the only little grandchild in my family for that long.
Please pray that we will have wisdom and discernment as we continue to seek God’s will for future adoption(s). We could begin paperwork as early as this fall for another adoption(s) or we could wait several months…We need to figure out which path God is leading us on this time.