Will we still be able to adopt our son? Yes, thankfully. We are being switched to another agency. We had never heard of this agency before, but they seem very competent, and committed to helping families and children who need families. They think this process will slow us down, but we don’t know how much. We won’t have any concrete answers until next week, since everyone in China who could answer questions for us is out on vacation this whole week for Chinese New Year.
We had a conference call with both of our agencies (our old one and our new one) this week, and while we are very sad and disappointed to both lose the agency we have loved, and deal with more waiting, we were encouraged to learn some things about this new agency… one thing I was excited to learn is that their in-China facilitator is someone we know! Remember when we were in China last, and I got arrested (read about that unfortunate incident here)? Richard, the in-China facilitator, is the guide who helped us that day. He was amazing, and everyone we know who has worked with him has only good things to say. I am thankful he will be handling our paperwork, and we will get to work with him again in China.
We appreciate your prayers…pray for the rest of our process to not be overly drawn out. We are near the end of our adoption process, and we expected to be in China next month, and are still very hopeful that things might still move along quickly.