we would still be waiting

When we started the adoption process in January of 2008, we thought we were looking at a 2-3 year wait for two children ages 0-4 (which is the wait list we were added to in Colombia.)

We submitted our paperwork in September 2008. When you look at the wait list that Colombia publishes every so often, you can see what kind of movement is happening in your age group. Here is the most recently published wait list from February 2013. Notice that our age group, siblings 0-4, is currently processing families from May 2008. We would still be waiting.

Every day I feel blessed to have the three children that we do, in the way that God had planned. I don’t question God’s timing. But I do wonder if we would have stuck it out this long. It’s been more than five years since we started the process.

Please pray for those still waiting. It’s really hard to wait when you want children so much. When we were in Colombia the second time, we met a French couple who adopted three children ages 4-9. They waited for eight years!

2 Comments

  1. Ami May 2, 2013

    I am curious why the French couple had to wait 8 years? Was it simply waiting for approval and referral from Colombia or did their journey have other twists and turns?

  2. Zach May 13, 2013

    Hi Ami,

    We don’t know. It was interesting that when we were down in Colombia (round 2) the French international adoption agency (I assumed it was governmental) was visiting. They seemed quite concerned over the length of time it was taking in general for adoptions (France had their own peculiar requirements as well).

    It’s just frankly sad as the entire process has basically slowed to a halt.

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