Wednesday, September 9, 2009

WAIT LIST!!!!

Today, we received an e-mail from our caseworker at Gladney, and the subject line was the same as the title of this post! Normally, hearing that you've been placed on a waiting list is mediocre news, at best. Not today, though! We've never been so happy to be put on a wait list! We are now officially waiting for a referral for our child(ren). The average wait time to receive a referral for an infant through our agency is currently 8 months.

This is what we have stated for our referral preference: 1 child of either gender or twins, age 0-6 months at the time of referral. We are also open to an older sibling (of a single child), either gender, up to the age of 5 years.

This means that we could be matched with one or two children of either gender. If it is just one child, it will be a baby 0-6 months old at the time of referral. If it is two children, it could be twins (age 0-6 months old) or a baby age 0-6 months old with an older sibling age 0-5 years.

So now we wait to see what God will do! It is a relief knowing He is in control and so very trustworthy! It truly is in His capable hands.

"God sets the lonely in families." Psalm 68:6 I can't wait to see who He sets in ours!

26 comments:

Lindsey said...

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH for the Waitlist.

Gail said...

You are right. It is the best feeling to be put on the waitlist. It is such a big sigh, to just wait after all the paperwork.

Congrats!

Mark and Heidi said...

Hooray, how exciting!!! Congratulations :)

Heidi

kcinnova said...

Now you are truly expecting, truly awaiting...

Tam said...

congratulations!!!!

Faith said...

Congratulations on the wait list. I think it is a great thing that you are open to an older child!
Cool!

CB said...

Congrats-we are so happy for you!!

C said...

Ohhhhhhhhh! This is sooooooo exciting!!! I am so thrilled to read this post! :) Congrats on the wait list!

I have been keeping up to date from afar. Haven't had a chance to comment, but I have been keeping track of how things are progressing!

Rahel said...

yippie! i love you being in a new stage!

Monica P. said...

Hooray!!! That's awesome! :-)

The Busters said...

YAY!! Congrats!! It was getting lonely at the bottom of the list. :) So happy for you guys.

ahhh... just me! said...

woo hoo!!!

Jen said...

truly a big day, only to be beat by the day you see your sweet baby's face, and then the day you hold that sweet child. i will check in to see your journey:) We leave tomorrow for the last of the three big days in the process.

Christine said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! That's so exciting! What a day! I have been keeping up through Jill. Happy to see your family growing:) Sammy will be such a great cousin for these babies! Can't wait to see everything unfold!
Love Tamara Phillips

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Such very good news. :) I'm thrilled for you.

Cherry said...

This is such wonderful NEWS!!!!
sometimes multiple exclamation points are totally called for.

This process seems to have gone so smoothly for you. I hope the referral comes quickly and you are able to fly to Ethiopia soon to pick up your new child(ren).

Kim said...

Great news! It's going to be exciting to witness from afar how He matches you with a child this year!

Jennifer said...

congratulations you guys! this is such exciting news! Our prayers are with you!

Brad & Carrie said...

Fantastic news!! Love those kinds of waiting lists!!!!

The Busters said...

Hey Tracy! I tagged you - my blog has the details. :)

C said...

Sooooooo excited for you guys! Just wanted to add that I love that lilypie.com ticker you've got up! Hooray again for the fantastic news! So looking forward to updates!!

Tam and Kai - NYC said...

Congratulations on joining the wait list! Our familiy isn't that far ahead of you. I've recently been tagged and am choosing all new families for my required seven...lucky you! :)
It's fun and a great way to meet more in the group.
Welcome!
WeHeartEthiopia.blogspot.com

Sparkz said...

Yeah!!!! Congrats

Sara said...

What a big step in the journey! Congrats.

Melanie said...

!!!