Prayer Request

Dear Blog Friends and Followers,

I wanted to give you an update on our adoption and some potential really good news for us. As you know, we were told recently that our adoption would now require 2 trips to Ethiopia – the 1st trip to approve our adoption in court and the 2nd trip for the US Embassy paperwork and bring them home. This would be hard on a number of obvious levels. Yet we obviously haven’t signed up for our adoption because it’s easy or predictable. We’ve been doing our best to trust God in the process, knowing he knows best for our kiddos and us.

But we got an email from our case manager Friday that explained that families who’ve already received a referral and had medical documents and paperwork submitted to the courts before May 9th would be exempt from the new 2 trip policy. So I asked our case manager if we got our referral this week if there would be any chance that we could escape the 2 trip requirements. She just emailed me back this morning and said,

“There's only a very slim chance that if a referral came this week, it would be ready to submit before the deadline. We serve a mighty God and He can do anything He so desires, so bring it before the throne and lay it at His feet. It would be something extraordinary for a case to proceed that quickly. Keep it in prayer.”

I think it’s worth keeping in prayer!! I’m going to fast a couple times this week about this request and wanted to ask if you would join us in fasting and prayer? In my mom’s words, “this whole 2 trip thing has never sat right with me and I’ve prayed more about this than most other requests.” Call it mother’s intuition or last nights’ dinner, but all of this doesn’t feel like something to be taken lightly.

At the same time, I really am trusting God with this one. I’m sacrificing my time lines and agendas on the altar so God can do his thing and get all the glory.


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.