I thought it may be time for an adoption update, since I have not posted about our adoption recently. We have been on our agency’s waiting list for about eight months now. The original estimate we were given was 12-18 months. From what we have heard, our agency had four referrals in May – this is terrific news. I think that these are the first referrals that have been given since January. When we started our adoption journey, we were told there were 2-4 referrals a month from Taiwan for our agency, so things seem to have really slowed down this year. One family that has already been waiting a year has been told it could be another six months until they are matched with a child. I have not been able to get an updated estimate from our agency, but I think that means the earliest we may be matched with a child is early next year . I am hopeful that there will be more referrals in the coming months, and families who have already been waiting so long will hear good news soon. Several families have traveled recently to pick up their children and from the looks of the orphanage, it is far from empty. Pray for the young women in Taiwan who may be just learning that they are pregnant and are confused about what they should do. Pray that they would choose life for their little one and consider placing their child for adoption.