Thursday, April 30, 2009

Where are we, and where are we going.

It's been a long time since I posted on our current adoption situation. The truth is there was nothing to post. We had put ourselves in a holding pattern, not knowing which agency to go with or what country to even adopt from. Basically I felt like I was waiting for some sort of sign as to which way to go, what to do. A few things I found out.

Honduras: people were saying that an adoption from there would take about 4-6 years, yes years. So why were agencies telling me 10-12 months. I did my research 4-6 years sounds about right.
Nicaragua: Found that you could go down and identify a child. I liked this idea, Vinay did not. He just could not imagine going into an orphanage and say" Ok this child can come home, as for the rest of you sorry!" Not that it would be like that, but I could see his point. Plus financially we could not make 3 trips to Nicaragua, one of them being this summer.

So where did that leave us? Well it left me confused.

One thing I did keep going back to, was the first agency I called when we first decided to do a second adoption. A small agency out of South Carolina that was starting up a pilot program in Mexico. I had spoken with the director, she was so knowledgeable, and had really done her work in the country of Mexico. The children available mostly would be 4 or older however there are a limited # of children between 2-4 years old. I kept going back to their website, getting their monthly newsletter. So one day I said to Vinay, "There is just something about this agency and something about Mexico" Vinay said he had been feeling the same about Mexico but he was worried about the violence, as we all see on the news. I said yea me too.
A few hours later I went out to get the mail, and there it was, a handwritten note from the agency. "If you are still considering adoption, please feel free to call and discuss our programs and how we can help you" Not the exact words, but you get the picture. I showed it to Vinay and he said "there it is our sign."
So we are going ahead with this agency and the country of Mexico. Although yes it is dangerous, and now with the swine flu epidemic. But I really believe we are on the right path to finding our child.

5 comments:

Gracias Mexico said...

Hello! Welcome to the journey to Mexico! We are excited to be adopting there too!

Try not to focus too much on the American news coverage of Mexico. We find that it has nothing to do with the reality of everyday life in Mexico as experienced by the vast majority of Mexicans. We have a lot of family in Mexico in several different states which span the entire country.

We look forward to following your story!

Kathleen and Pedro

Leslie said...

OH wow im half Mexican and love that idea!!! please keep us posted on your journey!

prayers ,leslie

Alleen said...

Exciting!!

And just remember, the same things are said about the violence in Guatemala.

Tracey said...

Awesome! I am so happy for you!

Kelly said...

I agree w/Kathleen. Don't focus on the American news about Mexico. I have travelled there 7 times on missions. Most recently a week before the big swine flu news. We were in VeraCruz Mexico doing a medical/dental trip. Yes Mexico needs help, but don't let the media scare you from being a part of that help. God will guide & protect you. I will be praying for you.

Kelly