Confession time. We’ve been keeping a secret for over a month now and I can finally tell you…
WE ARE MATCHED!!!!!!
On Sunday, July 9th we received a call from our agency. My stomach immediately started doing flip flops when I saw their number on my phone screen because I knew they wouldn’t just randomly call us to chat on the weekend. They excitedly informed us that they believed they had found a little girl who would be a perfect match for our family. I kind of blacked out after that and don’t remember much of our conversation haha! All I heard was that she was adorable and that we were going to get an email with her photo! Within minutes we were staring at a photo of the MOST PERFECT BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL. The moment we had been anticipating for almost a year was finally here. It’s hard to even put into words the emotions we felt in that moment. The only thing I can compare it to is when I gave birth to Raye and Wilkes and saw their faces for the first time. We instantly knew she was our daughter and fell in love completely and unconditionally. We can’t give much information about her at the moment but hopefully soon! Now that we’re matched we are working hard to get the ball rolling to bringing her home. We just sent off our dossier and are waiting to hear back from USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) that we’ve been approved to bring her to the United States. There are lots of things that need to happen before we can travel to get her. We’re thinking it could be February or March when we get to go but we’re praying that she’ll be home by Christmas. As you can imagine, now that we’ve seen her face its become harder to be patient in the waiting. But we’re clinging to God in our moments of anxiety and worry. We find peace in knowing He is taking care of her in the midst of our waiting.
Please pray with us that the remainder of this process goes quickly without any major setbacks. And also that we would be able to bring her home by Christmas!