Mom and Dad are in The Netherlands, on their way to India for the annual mission conference of the ministry they work with. They were able to stop and see Pierre, who is helping to coordinate our adoption.
This picture is from August. Finally, an updated picture of our little girl. Pierre just couldn't figure out how to attach it. Luckily, my dad is a computer guy, so was able to do that for me.
The main update remains the same. Everything is working correctly in the process - it is just taking a long time. Paperwork, especially in a foreign country take a long time. It might go faster if we were working with an organization, but there are not any in America that work with Benin. It is a former French colony. France, and The Netherlands, other French speaking countries are more likely to have agencies that work in Benin.
So, basically, we wait, and hope, and keep a positive attitude. Keep praying.
In the meantime, I am thrilled to have a newer picture of my daughter.