Definitely feeling discouraged this morning.
Many people ask what the wait time is, and we have been hearing conflicting times. Families who have adopted will encourage us and have had waits recently as little as 6 months. Yet our agency (the same agency they went through) is telling us we now can expect a wait much longer. We have been praying, hoping, and praying, that what these other families have been encouraging us could only be true.
This morning, I received something from an international services coordinator who is now telling us that the wait will likely be just as long as if we had gone through the Colombian government and not with an adoption house directly, AND going to the adoption house is much more expensive for not much of a difference in wait... (we have been told that the government wait is several years).
And they just confirmed the new wait period will be around 2 years(instead of the 6-18 month wait we were hoping for)...crushed. We were told the reason for the change has to do with an increase in dossiers to the adoption houses and that Colombian is giving preference to US-Colombian families first.
My hope for this adoption to occur yet this year feels like it has been torn from our grasp...
Lord, we want to give this adoption up to you and have it happen when you want it to. You know we are very impatient people, please give us patience like we have never had before. You know our desire of this child and how much we want to bring them home as soon as possible. Please direct comfort and encouragement our way so we may be patient and trust in your plan..