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It’s mid-month so I wanted to give you guys a bit of an adoption update but if I was being honest, I don’t even know what to tell you.
If you are at all involved in the DRC adoption world you will know that a couple of weeks ago the United States slowed down adoptions occurring from the DRC. They are adding on an additional wait of about 3-6 months at the end of the adoption process. It is my understanding that they are making sure to thoroughly investigate the orphan status of the children being adopted.
That is currently just happening in the US but as any Canadian knows, what happens in the US will soon happen in Canada.
Right now it feels like we are just sitting on pins and needles waiting for Canada make make some kind of announcement. There is a good chance they will follow suit with the Americans but there is also a good chance that they could shut down adoptions to the DRC completely.
So there is a little bit of an adoption update. Hopefully we’ll get some encouraging news soon. In the meantime we’d appreciate it if you prayed for us and all the other families currently working with the DRC.