Saturday, October 18, 2008

How it all began

So we are starting a blog. I didn't know if we would ever get into this or not, but I was inspired tonight as I read a few postings by other families who "blogged" their journey of adoption. I know it will be a way for us to remember every little step of the way, to see God's faithfulness through and through, and to share our journey with all of our friends and family, near and far. So please join us in this journey and please pray with us and for us, I know we'll need a lot of that!

Evan and I have always planned to adopt, and we both wanted to adopt from Africa. This past May, as my sister Cami and her husband Garrett told us of their plans to adopt from Ethiopia, it sparked a desire in us to do the same! After prayerful consideration, together and with family, we decided to embark on the journey. We applied in June through All God's Children International (AGCI) adoption agency, based here in Portland, and were accepted. We have requested a boy, 12 months or younger at the age of referral. We then began the long process of a Home Study and will soon complete it. Last week we had our first of two Home Study meetings with our Social Worker, and next week we'll have the second. Once that is completed and our Home Study is approved, we'll complete our Dossier and send it to Ethiopia. Once that is received we are on the waiting list for about 6-8 months until referral; receiving a picture and information about our son. Then it is supposed to be about another 2-4 months before we go get him. That equals 12 months or less!!! So by the end of Fall 2009 we will be very proud parents!!! It feels so good to say that!
There'll be more to come as we learn more as well, but please, please pray for us as we continue on this path the Lord has before us!!!
Love you all!
Cori (and Evan)


Marcy said...

We're so excited for you guys. It will be fun to watch your journey unfold. We'll see you soon!

Tom and Roberta said...

Cori and Evan,
Well, you already know how excited we are for you and for us! This will be a great story of God's faithfulness that will unfold before us. You are in our prayers and we love you two. Dad and Mom

Shelley said...

Wow, what an adventure is starting to unfold for you! We know that the Lord has purposes in all this and we are excited about it all!

Love always,

Dad and Mom

Our Story... said...

You guys started a blog! So fun to hear about your journey... You both will make excellent parents!!! Love you! Ben and Chels

Mrs. Chappy said...

We're excited for you guys. It will be fun to read as you journey towards next Fall.

cindy said...

So glad to hear of your plans, and journey. I will be watching for updates.

Haven't seen you in awhile so did not know for sure how things were going, except that this was you plan.
I am so excited for you. You will be in my prayers as you go through the steps and wait.

Cindy J

Jared said...

I am very excited for you guys as you begin this new chapter of your life. I am thankful that there are good people like yourselves that go through all the work and red tape to provide a parentless child with a family.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you. Adoption is very close to our hearts as well. We are so glad that we did it, and now are excited for you. I know that you will have a wonderful family and a very happy life. I am looking forward to seeing this new guy when he comes.

Just wanted to let you know that you both look great in that picture. It has been a while, and I really miss you. Hope to continue to hear from you. I would love to see you again when we come to Oregon again.

Love,Kevin and Rita Moore