If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Waiting on our PA- still

The next step in our adoption is called your PA or pre-approval.  It is basically notification from China that they have pulled your dossier out of the "healthy child" line and moved it the shared referral line to be processed for your specific child. My agency says that this notification takes around 4 weeks and that it really doesn't mean much.  Well, it has been 5 1/2 weeks now and it means something to me. 

*It means that I am still no closer than I was 5 weeks ago to picking up my daughter
*It means that the process is getting slower (like the healthy child process has been for 2 years now) and that is not good news to me or Ruthie
*It means that I can't stop thinking about her and I dream about bringing her into my family every night with no real picture of when that will be
*It means that a country of 1.3 billion people can't find someone to read my paperwork

Ok I know that sounds bitter, but it is not at all.  Instead, it is this sadness and helplessness that overwhelms me as I have already missed 2 years of my daughters life and I don't want to miss another day, but there is nothing I can do about it on the other half of the world but Pray. 

Please pray that China would add workers to process these children needing homes so parents like me can travel to pick up their babies. 


Rose said...

Ginny, you, Trent and Ruthie will specifically be in our prayers tonight. Praying that you get great news on Monday! What happens next?

Ginny said...

Thanks Rose. After our PA, we get our RA which is our referral acceptance. That is the big one that says paperwok is over and you are waiting for travel clearance. Thanks for caring and mostly thanks for your prayers. I am getting hard to live with these days.

Eleanor said...

I know the emotions you are feeling since the are so fresh with us since we just went through it waiting for Elijah. Remember what you told me you are one step closer and it will be so worth it soon. I am praying for you and your family and that the courts could move more swiftly to get these little ones to their adopted families.

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