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Sunday, June 12, 2011

When does the clock start?

When you're pregnant, you have a pretty good idea of when it happened, and when the baby will be coming. When does the clock start with an adoption? When did this 'elephant' get pregnant?

If you've looked at the blog over this weekend you've probably noticed the Lilypie ticker at the top of the page. I couldn't figure out what day to start the clock. Is it when we got approved to adopt? Is it when we accepted the referral? Or is it when the paperwork arrived in Haiti?

This morning I settled in on when we accepted the referral of Baby Haiti. If you want to know how long we've REALLY been working on this, add 8 months to what you see on the ticker. I'm an elephant mother. Gestation for a human is 9 months. Gestation for an elephant is 22 months. Please God, bring her home long before this elephant is supposed to give birth. I'm cool with a premie elephant.

Please pray for all the little ones who are waiting to go to their forever homes. I especially pray for two little girls who are in PAP right now, so close to coming home, as they endure the rainy season and the unsafe conditions there. Please get Ellie and Kate out of PAP, and home to Indiana this week. With God, all things are possible.

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