After talking to a couple of agencies and adoption coordinators, we decided on which direction we would like to go. It is where we feel God is leading us, and we are very excited about it. We are going with America World Adoption out of Virginia. We have friends that has used them for their adoption from Ethiopia. When we talked with Mike Stone and Melissa from their agency, we felt comfortable with them and felt they would be the best fit for our family. It does also help that they give ministers a discount off their program fees. The country program we feel led to is the China Child Waiting Program. We also looked at Brazil, but feel better about the China program. The China Child Program is for children that may be healthy but older and children with special needs. Special needs in China is different than in the USA. We are able to also specify to which level of special needs we can handle. It can be anything from small, minor correctable to a major disability. So, it is a wide spectrum of needs. The ages we are going for is a 4-7 year old girl, and I would love to find twins if possible.
Our first step is to fill out the application, which is several pages. Noel is not excited that we have to take a picture for it. We have alot of paper work to fill out. Hannah is worried we will not be able to say their name and that China is communist. Emily is excited to have someone to boss around.
Please keep us in your prayers as we pray and prepare through all the steps we have complete. Pray for us in making decisions on how we are going to fund the adoption. Pray for the future child God has in store for us.