It’s official… We are now what is termed “paper pregnant” !
We sent in our application and met with our adoption agency last week to start the paperwork. For those who don’t know, we have chosen Lifelink Int’l as our agency and are hoping to adopt a little one from South Korea.
It was encouraging, yet heartbreaking, to hear that there are soooo many waiting children in South Korea. We were told that after we have our paperwork and homestudy completed (3-6 mths), we may have a referral as early as a few weeks. Even though the referral comes quickly, it will probably still be about a year and a half to two years before we can actually go meet our child. We hear it’s hard to have a picture of your child, to be able to see, pray, and even sometimes maybe skype/send letters to him or her but not actually have them in your arms for a year or two. It will be so hard, but so worth the wait.
There’s our brief update for now. So, now to kick things off… here’s another adoption term you may not be familiar with. We are now starting the “paper chase”… aka loads of paperwork and saving up. Here we go!