We read on another family's blog today (http://thisisagreatadventure.blogspot.com/) that the timing between the 1st and 2nd trip is much shorter than we had originally heard - at least it is for them. The two trip policy is new so there is very little actual information out there with regard to timing of the two trips. They are one of the 1st two-tripper families, so we've all been watching their timing to help answer our own thousands of questions.
The left on their 1st trip around 7/24/10. They just received word today that they're scheduled to make their 2nd trip on 8/23/10. So basically a one month wait between trips - it's actually closer to just a three week wait for them since the 1st trip lasts almost a full week. We had been told previously that the time between the 1st and 2nd trips could be 3 or 4 months.
We realize that their timing could change, and our timing could be completely different, and that the program could completely change again. Nothing is sure in the world of adoption until you land on U.S. soil with your child.
But, even though we know that nothing is sure in the world of adoption, we know that everything is sure in Christ. We stand in Him, we wait on Him, we rest in Him. As surely as He has brought us 5 beautiful biological children with perfect timing for each birth, He can just as easily bring our little girl from Ethiopia in His time. Nothing is too difficult for Him.