Raw emotions today...Some days are just easier than others. This is not an easy day. I am battling fear of what could happen...I know the right answer, spiritual answers, and believe me, I am trying, but...😞
So here goes.
I can't help but wonder what other road blocks we going to hit? Not a normal thought for me as I typically am a Poly-Anna kinda girl. Maybe it's just so I will remember that this whole process is only progressing because God Himself is orchestrating it. Meaning, it's completely out of our control. I can't do anything, but I can pray. And I know God answers prayer. What I battle with is that it is so easy to forget what the Lord has done when there is still much to be done. I hate that. I wish it wasn't hard for me. I wish that I was always patient and full of faith in the waiting, but I am not. When I think about a Haitian adoption, I now think, it's such an impossible dream...adopting from Haiti has been one of the hardest journey's I've ever been on. (And he's not even home yet!)
It's been so hard to love someone you've never met, then love someone who instantly steals your heart the moment you lay eyes on him, spend an incredible 2 weeks with him and then walk away for who knows how long. My heart just hurts today. I wondered if the waiting would get easier once we get this close, but I'm finding out that it it much more difficult knowing that we could be weeks away, but so many road blocks still stand between us.
I am praying with everything in me today that Bedelson will truly be home in 10.5 weeks. I know that anything can go wrong and it's very difficult to cross the finish line, but by God's amazing grace for me I will (try) remain steadfast. I know I need Him today. I need to press hard...trust in His timing.
Even though today is hard I want to give God the praise for where we are at in the process.
We found out 2 days ago that we are in MOI! We entered on March 22, 2019. From what I understand, this is the FINAL court phase! Ministry Of Interior is scary for me because A LOT has to happen here:
- 4 passport sized pictures
- Birth Certificate
- Attestation for the Birth certificate
- Extract from the nation Archives for the Birth Certificate
- Process of Verbal Adoption
- Adoption Approval judgement
- Adoption Decree
- Attestation of the Adoption decree
- Power of Attorney for the creche director
- Stamp from DGI
- Notary letter for Passport
- Identification card of facilitator and/or attorney on the case
- Biological parents' identification cards
- Adoptive parents' MOI form, identification and passport photos
The process should only take 2 months, but I am learning that many people get stuck here.
After we exit MOI, Bedelson will have a Medical exam and a Visa interview. Once those are completed we hope to get passport approval so we can plan our home coming trip. IF things continue to go as planned we should be able to pick him up the weekend of June 15th!
Happy Father's Day to Nick!!
1st day of our trip.
Thank you all for following our journey, encouraging us and praying our son home.
We are so anxious to finally hold him in our arms FOREVER!
This was taken before we had our IBESR interview
This was such a fun day. Played with other kids & ate lots of canapés!