The word “journey” is defined as a single passage along a fixed course, or a process or course likened to traveling, perhaps over great distances. When we started our adoption process, I think we knew it was going to be a long journey but we are only now beginning to understand patience and what it truly means to wait. We know God has chosen a child for our family, and in His perfect timing, we will meet our new son or daughter. In the meantime, we believe God is using our journey to teach us that He is sovereign and we must trust Him.
We are at the six month mark of waiting to be matched with a child from Taiwan. . .and we expect to wait quite a bit longer. Even after families are matched with a child, it typically takes four to six months for the court to finalize the adoption before an adopting family can travel to bring their new son or daughter home. Jackie and her family have already been waiting six months since they received a referral for a little girl they have named Lucy. Jackie’s husband has written and performed a beautiful song for their daughter – click here to access the song on You Tube. You may want to grab a box of tissues first. . .it will bring tears to your eyes.