Friday, October 7, 2011

FUN news.


We are adopting. From Ethiopia.


We are just a LITTLE excited. We are in the beginning phase of our paper-chasing stage, doing our dossier paperwork and our homestudy paperwork. Its a little tricky signing all the documents we need to, since Eric still isn't home yet, so it just takes longer cause he prints them off, signs them and then mails them to me, in which I sign them and then turn them into our social worker. But anyway, its happening and we are SO SO SO excited.

We are adopting through America World Adoption, the agency I worked for while in college. They are such an AWESOME agency. We have requested two children, either gender, sibling or unrelated, ages 0-5. So we really have no idea what we will be getting. Or how long it will take. There is a good chance we could only be referred one child since younger children are in high demand from Ethiopia (such a good problem!!!) but then again, God can do anything.

There are so many things to pray for, as I'm sure you can imagine, but ultimately if you pray for one thing for us, we ask that you pray that God is glorified and made known throughout this whole process. We have no idea what we are getting ourselves into. Adoption is a long, often messy and painful process. Its NOT easy. But we know we need to be obedient to the calling of adoption and so we walk forward.

We look forward to updating you along the way.:) There is a potentially long road ahead of us and we are excited to share it with you.


Kristen said...

I LOVE this post. There are so many of my friends in our church body who have adopted or are in the process. 2 of them from Ethiopia! Praying for you guys in this processs! xoxo

Anonymous said...

:) so proud to be supporting the Millers. So excited to see the journey unfold.


Nicole said...

yay! wishing i still worked there just so i could be your FC! I cannot WAIT to see the child(ren) the Lord has ordained for your family! love you friend, wish you lived closer :)

A Homemaker's Heart said...


miss you...

Rachel said...

What exciting news, Anna! Do you read The Anderson Crew? They have 4 biological children (she's pregnant with her fifth) and this past winter they adopted a girl (3 years old I think) from Ethiopia. Her blog is wonderful and you might find it to be encouraging and helpful!