As you all know, we have two wonderful boys from China. Each of their adoptions were exciting, new, adventurous & left us completely dependent on God. We are blessed & so incredibly thankful that God chose us to be their parents!
This time is going to so different & we are going to be leaning on God more than ever! First off, we are adopting a girl & requesting "as young as possible". Both our boys came home at 2 1/2yrs old. We had some stability with our China adoptions, but DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a non-Hague country. This means there is not a lot of stability in the adoption part. They are tied with Burundi as the poorest country in the world. We are not going to be traveling as a family & taking tours like we did in China.
The process is not too much different than our first two adoptions. We will receive our referral (picture & info) after dossier submission. This is currently happening at 4 months. Then we finish the adoption process, which is currently taking 9-10months, before we travel. As I mentioned previously, DRC is a non-Hague country so there is instability. This can cause the time frames to change.
The most important thing you can do for our family is pray alongside us. Pray for our future daughter, her birthmother, our adoption process & our family. We are all excited but also very much aware of how this will change & bless our family!