1. Why adopt?
For Jared and I this is not Plan B. Honestly, we have zero idea whether we can have a child or not. We hope to one day expand our family in that way as well. This is just us answering the call that God has placed in front of us.
2. Why Congo?
Why not Congo?! This is very plain and simple... God placed the country on our hearts and we have been researching like crazy to find out anything and everything we can about their lifestyle, culture, and the devastation that has been caused throughout the years. It was very hard to turn the other way after we have read and seen such horrible things happening in the Congo, which I will post about later on!
3. When will your child come home?
We have no idea! This can take anywhere from 7 months to a couple of years. Our prayer is that it would be sooner rather than later!
4. Boy or girl?
We didn't specify whether we wanted a boy or girl. So, as soon as we know, we will let you know!
5. How old will your child be?
Again, not completely sure. But, we did request a child from 0-3 years old.
6. What's next up in your process?
We have been accepted into the adoption agency and are on the waiting list for a child! They are HOPING to send us a picture of a child in the next few weeks, but this could most definitely change! On February 29th, we will have our first home study where a social worker will check out our house and ask us several questions (if you'd like to help clean and organize, feel free to contact me.... just kidding, ha!). We have already submitted our Home Study Application and packet! That was a long one to fill out!
Want to know more about the Congo? Here are some blogs I have found from families who have adopted/are adopting from the Congo!
Once again, Jared and I are so grateful to have such loving and supportive people in our lives. This has already strengthened our marriage so much, and I am so excited to be on this journey with my high school sweetheart, faithful, completely crazy, germa-phobe, uber-organized, Godly husband!
Jared and Amy