We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Amazing News and Timelines

In the last week not one, but all three families, who we know, who have been approved by Rwanda to adopt have received their referrals. My thoughts are with them as they learn about their newly accepted children, as they mourn for the losses that their children have experienced, but also as they celebrate the joy of being able to provide a home for these children. And to top off the news I called our family coordinator today and to my surprise found out that our dossier has been authenticated by both the state and Rwanda Embassy in D.C. and is at this very moment on it's way to Rwanda. It is expected to arrive by the end of the week, then our agency's facilitator will pick it up and deliver it to the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion. From there the wait time for approval may be between 2 and 6 months. If and when we are approved by the Ministry and they choose a orphanage for us to adopt from, the orphanage will match us with our child or children. Once matched the necessary tests will be completed and we will receive a referral in 2 to 6 weeks. After we accept the referral then the adoption will need to be approved in Rwanda court. This last step may take 4-6 weeks and then we will travel. Of course the timelines are rough estimates. I am feeling very at peace with it and know that things will happen as they are intended to. "For everything there is a time and place...."


  1. Kari:
    You are a much more dedicated blogger than I am, but I just wanted to share in your joy about how things are progressing with our agency and fellow parents.
    It's amazing how things fall into place how they are supposed to. :)
    Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

  2. Kari:
    You're a much more consistent blogger than I am! I just wanted to share in the joy of our agency and fellow parents who received referrals this week.
    I'm thinking of you as you progress, and I look forward to sharing this forever journey with you.