It has now been 4 months from our DTE (Dossier to Ethiopia) Date.
You might remember that earlier this month we received the news that our estimated wait time has been extended again, this time to 18-24 months. Quite a jump from the 10-16 months we were hoping for only 4 months ago.
As of today, 4/2/12, we are (unofficially)....
#70 for an Infant Boy
#34 for Twins/Young (<4) Siblings
#22 for a Toddler Boy
If you saw last month's DTE update, you will recall that we were #69 for an infant boy and #33 for siblings. Backwards movement can be very disheartening! We are thankful that although we haven't moved up in the toddler boy line, we are holding steady at #22. No movement is better than going backwards!
So in summary, this was a pretty stinky month for us, numbers-wise! BUT, we have had encouragement in other ways! Our friends the Webbs brought home their sweet little guy from Ethiopia this month. And in the last week, our church friends received a referral for their daughter in China, and some more friends got the call that there was baby waiting for them domestically! God is in the business of setting the lonely in families! (Psalm 68:5-6).