Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Referrals for two families!

Two Bethany families received their referrals yesterday! One family is receiving a very young infant girl; the other a toddler boy. This is incredibly exciting for several reasons:

1. These referrals are the first for Bethany's new Ethiopian program.
2. They came much faster than expected -- as much as 6 months faster. These families and all of us who are following their journey are reeling at the wonderful news.
3. The referrals came from the new private orphanage with which Bethany just contracted and we are not far down the list (we're 8th on the list of families on the Bethany board).

Congratulations to Kelli and Beth (and Holly who accepted a COP referral a week or so ago), who will hopefully travel together this fall. We're so excited for you.


aunt al said...

Oh wow! This is so, so, so exciting! It's hard to imagine that the waiting will one day be over.

In other news, I hope you're having a good trip. We made it home safely last night and are busy packing. We miss Little C's constant chatter.

Amy said...

This is exciting news! We can't wait for the little one to join our family. The pictures of Little C at the beach are so precious. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

Kellie & Marc said...

I just saw this news today. We are also with Bethany (in Colorado) and I could seriously do a back-flip right now knowing that it might not be an 18+ month wait after all. Congrats to all the Bethany families getting referrals.