Hey everyone, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything and that may continue for a while longer. I’ve had a lot going on personally and with work, but I wanted to drop in and give you all an update on our adoption.
I know that many of you reading this have been following Ancient Abandon for a while now and many of you have seen me write about the adoption we are pursuing. I haven’t written too much about it because there are a lot of rules about what you can and cannot share publicly so to be safe I’ve only offered a little bit of info here and there. Well today was a great day!
We’re still waiting on a number of things:
- A court order from the Indian court system which typically takes a couple of months
- Some medical work for our daughter which will take several weeks to finish
- Gathering her Indian passport and other documents which takes time, and finally
- Traveling with her to Delhi to get her visa from the US Embassy
Even with all of that left to do, we were super excited today because we are finally far enough along in the process that we were able to FaceTime with her! It was our first time ever seeing her face-to-face (you know, through a screen, but still…) and it was an absolute delight. She was so happy and so excited, it filled this father’s heart with tremendous joy; and seeing how much she and our boys got along, even for that hour or so made my wife and I very happy.
When all is said and done, I will share more with you all and I will catch you up on all that has been happening. For now, I still need to wait until we are through so as not to break the rules and jeopardize the process. I just wanted to take a quick minute to let you all know what’s been going on as I know many of you have been praying for us through this journey. Please continue for the needs listed above, as well as for peace and patience for the months of waiting ahead.