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Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Do you see that ticker at the top of the page? Today it says "1 month, 3 weeks and 4 days since I met Ianna".

That ticker is going to be there awhile. Ianna's country is entering their summer break, where NOTHING gets done for the entire summer. Today I received an email that it is going to be "months" before Ianna will be available for adoption.

That said, it is also a country that has a relatively quick process for a child who is legally available, so once her legal status changes, things can move pretty quickly. In the mean time we'll continue to get all of our ducks in a row and the US side of an international adoption completed, and when the day comes we're notified that she's ready, we'll be ready for her.

Adoptions take months, and we're prepared to wait out those months. Things will probably be pretty quiet on this blog until we know more. I'm still praying for a miracle, and I'm holding on to the vision I saw last night. God didn't have me travel all the way around the world for grins and giggles! God is bigger than all of this. He is also methodical, with each step placed at just the right distance from the one before. Skipping steps means not following His direction, and often results in nasty falls, so we'll be treading carefully!


  1. But, the grins and giggles were great and I am sure worth the trip!! :) Praying for you!

  2. I pray that God makes that vision come true...hopefully quick, otherwise, we'll be here with you, waiting.....

  3. Hi Leah ~ I'm a Minnesota gal, too! I actually lived in Eagan for 2+ years, as a live-in nanny. I just want you to know that there is ONE more person Praying for You & your family and that Precious "New Daughter" of yours! Blessings ~ Jo

  4. From someone who's been along for the roller coaster ride with many families over the past 2+ years, I agree with the positive side of your can be months and months and months and then it suddenly moves VERY quickly. I'm praying that's the case for your adoption too!