Many people have asked us about our adoption journey....where are we in the process.....how much money do we need....are we still adopting from Taiwan?? So in light of so many questions I decided to give a brief update of what is going on...
The Process: We are currently praying about where God wants us to adopt from. We are 99.9% sure that we are supposed to proceed with another international adoption but we just don't know where from yet. We have narrowed it down to 3-4 countries and are specifically praying about each one and that God will guide us in the direction he wants us to go!
The Money: We are still taking donations, but currently not fundraising until God shows us where we should adopt from (each country/agency has different costs). We know that this adoption will cost us anywhere from $20,000-$30,000. The money part is VERY VERY VERY scary for us but a friend just told me on Friday night that "if money is the only thing holding you up from another adoption....then that should not be an excuse....God will provide". We are trying to put money into savings each month for a second adoption and we are currently getting our rear-ends busted by Dave Ramsey (to become debt free) but we will still need help from our faithful family and friends! But more to come on that later :)
Taiwan: No, we will not be adopting from Taiwan again. (That is a sentence I never-EVER thought I would write.) The Taiwanese government is changing laws and making international adoptions very hard. Three agencies that we contacted about adoptions in Taiwan sent us letters saying that we need to pursue other options because at this time international adoptions from Taiwan are very unclear. We have both been "mourning" the news about Taiwan but are beginning to feel that it is EXACTLY what God wants for our family! So our mourning is turning into excitement about the future!
So that is where we are at....I am excited for the day that I can announce where our second child will be adopted from....but until then we will continue to pray (and ask you to join with us) for God's guiding and direction!