So, Erin's visit to the orphanage wasn't exactly what she had hoped. I won't go into all the details, but part of the problem was that that even though Erin had called them twice to make sure it was okay to come, they said it was a bad time to come. I guess one of the nuns originally thought Erin was a young, single student. Once she realized she was married and in the process of adopting, the nun was went to get the "mother superior" who turned out to be very helpful. They were very helpful in giving her information about the orphanage, but they wouldn't let her hold any of the children or take pictures. Since we don't have any say in choosing which child we want, they said it would be bad for Erin to get attached to one of them, and that the young babies are susceptible to infections and can't have outside visitors. Erin said, "I was pretty bummed but maybe it was God's way of protecting my heart."

She could see some of the older children, but they were in places where she could barely get to them or play with them. Even though it wasn't how she had dreamed, she did at least get to meet the people that will be caring for our child. And the mother superior is the lady that will actually match us with a child!

Erin also got to visit the Ministry of Family & Gender and actually meet the lady that will be processing our application. She didn't know if it really did any good, but she's hoping maybe God will use that meeting to help us somehow.

Which I guess pretty much sums up her visit to the orphanage as well. It wasn't what we had hoped for, but who knows what God will do through that. Maybe it changed everything.

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