Friday, March 18, 2011

New March Number!!!

We were OVERJOYED to receive a very positive email update from our adoption agency yesterday! In fact, I was so overjoyed that I had tears streaming down my face as I read it!!!

Here are a few sentences from the email update...

At this time, all Foreign Staff on the ground in Ethiopia are reporting that MOWA has completed their staffing changes and are now currently working at full capacity to complete those adoption cases currently re-scheduled or assigned a court appointment through the courts of Addis Ababa. Our staff believe this to be around 800 cases they are working at full force to complete with no restrictions on the number of cases processed each day. This is great news! We are thrilled to hear these drastic changes do not seem to be going into full effect.

We are also pleased to report that for new cases moving forward; it appears the original changes proposed by MOWA will not be implemented to the degree of 5 cases a day. At this time it is unknown whether or not MOWA will issue a formal statement regarding how they will process cases in the future, but from all discussions it will not be a drastic decrease from before.


So, as you can see, everything is looking so positive, and we are thrilled!! Still not sure exactly what this means for us in terms of how long the wait will be, but we will wait as long as it takes for our baby girl! So ENCOURAGED by this wonderful news!!!

We received an email from our AGCI case worker on Tuesday night, with our new official March number...


#49!!!!!!

Yes, needless to say, we are THRILLED to be in the 40's!!! And the best part is that we know that unofficially we are already #45! We are praising God that families are bringing their children home, and we are moving closer to Caroline Faith!

Ya'll know we stayed in the 60's for 3 months! And it seemed like forever! So in February, I started praying hard that we would just "skip over" the 50's, and that our next official number would be in the 40's! And that is exactly what happened! Thank you, Jesus!!!

Nothing against the 50's, but we are so happy to go straight to the 40's!!!

"But God will redeem my soul...for He will receive me." Psalm 49:15

8 comments:

L Dawg said...

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!! That is amazing news!!!! I am SO excited for you guys!!! What a blessing and that is some great news for Ethiopian adoptions!! Gives me some home for when we start our journey in August.... :D

Lindsey

Kim said...

woo hoo!!s

Kelli said...

Love your new numbers!

Stephanie said...

So excited your number is getting so low!! And praising God with you for the good news!

rejoiceandbeglad said...

I know! I love hearing all the positive and encouraging news coming out of Ethiopia.
And, there is something special about moving from the 40s to 30 and from the 30s to the 2os..29 seems so much better than 40. I totally get it!! So happy for you and I will continue praying for both our little girls.
Becca

Venessa said...

What great news!!!!!!! And yay for being in the 40's now... a little closer to bringing your sweet baby home!

Amy said...

That is a great number and getting so close to the 30's!!!

Debb said...

CELEBRATING WITH YOU AND PRAISING GOD WITH YOU!