I've been trying not to be a pain in the butt, not to call FOI too often. Even the kids are getting antsy for a proposal. Today I couldn't hold back anymore and I called FOI today for an update.
Here is what I learned:
We are 9th on the list.
FOI has been matching 3-4 families each month.
We've requested a younger child, which of coarse makes the match take longer because that's what most people have requested.
All of this means:
It will likely take another 3 months before we get a proposal.
This puts us in for a travel date sometime in late summer or early fall.
Yulin did mention that if we were to take a child with a more "severe" disability, it may not take as long. A more "severe" disability means something like...blindness, deafness, more than one "disability". For us, this is a no brainer. We will accept any child God has for us... and yet it is a loaded question that is difficult to answer. Yes, we would take a child with a greater disability than cleft lip/palate or club foot...but it would depend on what the disability actually was.
I have an incredible sense of peace about this process taking longer, which is amazing. Up until now I've felt this mama urgency that says we need to get to our son asap. Would you join us in praying for us, for FOI as they search for a child for us, for our child, for the entire process, that it would proceed in the way God sees fit? Thanks!