Sunday, September 5, 2010

Big Steps

The adoption process is full of steps. Some big and some small.
*There is the initial step when you decide to say "yes, God we will do this"
*the research step when you learn about countries and agencies,
*the application step,
*the homestudy step,
*the Dossier step (a huge amount of paperwork that has to be done just right),
*the fundraising step (how will we pay for this Lord?),
*the referral step (so exciting),
*the travel step,
*the coming home step (can't wait for this one)!
And those are just some of the major steps in the adoption process!

This week we will take a big step. A leap or faith really. This week we will mail off the first BIG round of paperwork and the first significant sum of money to our adoption agency.

I am excited, nervous, humbled, and completely in awe all at the same time. This is by far the biggest leap of faith our family has been called to take up to this point. Really there are not words to describe the rush of emotions as we get ready to take this next step.

What I can tell you is that we NEED and covet your prayers. We are thrilled that you are on this journey with us and we can't wait to sit back with you and watch God work. about 18 months or so the Lorick family will become a family of 6 complete with a sweet little sister from Ethiopia!

PS. We chose a name for her this summer...I will reveal that later this week!:)


Keri said...

So excited for all of you and that special little someone waiting for you to come get them. So many of us are anxious to meet her too! Definitely sending up prayers.

Jennifer said...

Super exciting. I am full of anticipation as we get to watch you guys go through this process. We will be praying for you all. Thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

I am cheering you on with prayer! Hang in there!

Stacy said...

=) so great to read! I'll be praying for you guys...can't wait for the name! I love getting to read about this whole process.

Nana's Nuggets said...

Oh! Jenna, I am so excited for you all! I know God has already got the most precious baby waiting for her new family! I want the name Please!! Thank You Lord, for what you are doing! count me in for praying! Love you all!:)

The Allens said...

So excited for you guys!!

Julie Estes said...

Praying for you guys! It's Thursday where is the name?