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Welcome to our adoption blog!

Chad Dykstra - 2009-03-01
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Welcome to our adoption blog.  A lot has happened even since the letter we're not even done sending out yet was written!  It's amazing how quickly this process evolves.  Since the writing of our letter, we've pretty much ruled Columbia out as an option.  There were nice things about the Columbia program, but the wait times were just too long (somewhere in the area of four to five years!)

We are also close to ruling out China.  We'd like to remain open to the possibility of adopting siblings, but with China, that isn't possible since giving kids up for adoption in China isn't legal!  In order to give up children for adoption, parents need to drop the kids off and run.  We do have a meeting this week to look at a few children waiting in China, but right now we're really not feeling like China is going to work out.

That leaves us with Haiti and Ethiopia.  At this time, we're leaning more toward Ethiopia.  Both countries have very good programs and it's going to be hard to decide.  Right now we're leaning toward Ethiopia because the wait for Haiti would probably be quite a bit longer.  We'll see what happens!
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