We have titled our blog "Our China Girl" because we have been waiting for a sweet baby girl from China for almost 5 years now. When we started this faith journey, we never dreamed we would have to wait so long before becoming parents. However, God has been in this every step of the way, and we trust that His timing for everything is perfect. We've always known that we are not waiting for any baby, but rather THE baby He has ordained to be part of our family. In this revelation (and in Him) we have found the strength to press on.
We've also grabbed hold of a word that God spoke to us several months ago that He was putting an anointing of acceleration on certain processes. Since this has most definitely been a process, we took that word for us and believed it. In recent months, we have begun to see that acceleration manifest in our adoption. China has begun processing referrals (matches) once a month again (instead of every 6 or 7 weeks), and they have been processing more referrals lately. In short, we are 12 calendar days away from receiving a referral ourselves. If China continues matching as they have been, it's very possible we will receive a referral this summer and travel in the fall!
If you are reading this blog, you are most likely one of the faithful family members or friends who has prayed through this process right along with us. We want to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU! We could never express in words how much we appreciate your love and faithfulness. We pray THE BLESSING over you as you stand in faith for whatever breakthrough you are believing to manifest in your own life.