So this is not a very happy post...but hopefully still one that's worth reading.
Yesterday we received an email from our agency that the U.S. Consulate in China will be moving to a new location in mid-July (around the time we were expected to arrive there). With this move they will be closing down shop for about a week and a half. We have no idea what this will mean for us, except that our trip will possibly be delayed some.
On top of this, we received news today that CCCWA (The China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption) has been experiencing technical challenges since implementing their new database. This is also causing delays. Our last step - receiving our travel approval - was supposed to happen in the next 2-3 weeks, but unless CCCWA's technical issues are resolved soon, it will probably take longer to receive our TA.
Obviously these are not the kind of news we wanted to receive...but we know that God is still the One who guides us through every step of this adoption process. He knows the end from the beginning. We trust that He already has the best dates picked out for our travels.
Please continue to keep us and other families affected by these delays in your prayers.
God is gracious,
"They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them." Psalm 112:7