Update from the CEO
Itâ€™s good to be back in the office after being away from the office on travel. Itâ€™s nice to be back, but never fun to be catching up on email, phone messages, etc.
Throughout this past week 9 families accepted China waiting children referrals; congratulations to those families! Additionally there are also quite a few families reviewing America World assigned referrals that were received with the group last week. Our prayers are with them as they discern Godâ€™s plan for their family and our prayers are also with those who are still waiting for a referral in the program. There continues to be short wait time for a referral for a girl and boy (any age) with unrepaired conditions and children with repaired conditions over the age of 4 years. We are encouraged by Godâ€™s work in uniting families with their children through this program.
Weâ€™ve had a lot of Ethiopia families pass court this week and weâ€™re praying for those families with appointments next week as well. We want as many families as possible to pass court before the court shuts down for a number of weeks. We are pleased with the progress weâ€™ve seen thus far and weâ€™re especially pleased that more families are considering children from our Ethiopia Waiting Child program.
Both our China & Ethiopia Waiting Child programs have been great ways for many families to grow. My wife, Renee, and I adopted from Chinaâ€™s Waiting Child program and because of this, weâ€™re blessed each and every day with our son. If youâ€™re like me, and have lots of questions about how this process works, please feel free to call or email our office.
– Brian Luwis, CEO