Monday, January 22, 2007

The Beginning

Here goes.....I decided to join the 21st century and start a blog. I thought this would be a great way to keep our loved ones up to date on our adoption journey. After much prayer, Marshall and I feel led to adopt a baby boy from Ethiopia, a country of 75 million people that includes around 4.3 million orphans. Soon after our final decision, we started talking about what we would name him and then we tested some names out and Noah stuck. I've always like the name because of what the Bible says about him: "Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God." Genesis 6:9 So, Noah Coen, it is!

We have chosen an agency to work with. Our application is almost complete and will be sent to them in a matter of days. We should hear from them about our acceptance around 10 days later. The next step will be to set up our home study and collect documents for our dossier. The time frame we're talking about is between 14 and 20 months, start to finish.

Please pray for our Noah....he may not even be born yet. I want to pray for his birth mother too and I wonder about her circumstances and what she is facing right now. And for us as we go through each step...that the Lord will sustain us and guide us.

"Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it." Psalm 37:4-5


Gloria Coen Emory said...

May Noah arrive with God's speed.
May he be healthy and happy.
May he receive all the love that you to have to give to a child of God.
We will pray for Noah's speedy arrival.
Love and prayers,

Jonnie said...

What wonderful news! I remember when we got the "word" our application was being looked out. We pray Noah will arrive soon & all will be smooth sailing.
Love you both,
Jonnie & Joe