Today I spoke with the director of our adoption agency. She wanted to encourage us not to feel like our time had run out just yet, even though we have anticipated the end of March as our "cut-off date". In fact, she wanted to encourage us to keep waiting until the very end for that child God might have for us. She said they see so many "possibilities" every day and she believes that one of those will become our reality, one of these days.
I explained that I did not see how we could wait any longer due to the post-placement timeframe ... though initially they had said we might be able to request an expedited finalization, we were told it would probably still take four months. She then shared with me that they have worked several times with a missionary family to
So I entitled this post "Prolonged Hope ... or Disappointment?" because the excruciating reality we call "the wait" will apparently continue to stretch ahead of us for a few more months. May God see fit to allow the next phase of our wait to be short and sweet! In the meantime, the agency plans to put us in touch with this adoptive family in