Saturday, May 31, 2008

Please pray for my friends

Two of my blogging buds are going through a VERY HARD time right now.
Both Sharon and Karen's adoptions have been suspended. We don't know how long this suspension will last. This could take weeks, months or even a year (I am believing this will not take a year).

Please pray that this passes quickly. Both of these families have a child waiting for them in Ethiopia. Once you accept referral (from Ethiopia) you can't back out or the child you accepted will be considered unadoptable. Also the families would not be able to adopt from Ethiopia. (Not that they want to back out of these adoptions...they are in love with their children)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Praying for our child

My mom found a book for me called "For This Child I Prayed" by Stormie Omartian. I was looking through it and read something cool.....

"It's never too soon to start praying for a child to feel loved and accepted-first by God, then by family, then by peer and others."

This is something great to pray for every child. I also thought it was so fitting for the child/children we are waiting for. We can pray that they are feeling loved and accepted by God right now!!! And soon will feel loved and accepted by us!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Roller Coaster

Well, everybody always says how hard adoption is. Mike and I really didn't think it was that hard, until this past week. We received a call from our agency (AGCI) saying that they thought one of the children we were adopting was older than the age we were given. You are probably thinking "no big deal" but for our family it is. We are open to two children under the age of our oldest child and the agency thinks that this child could be older than our daughter. Mike and I just feel like it is important to keep our oldest child the oldest. So, we are not moving forward with this referral and are back on the "wait list." I know that birth order is not a big deal to some families and that is great.....I wish we were more like that, but we aren't. This was a very hard week for us. We had started getting our home ready for these beautiful children. We love them and they will be on our hearts for a long time. We just feel like we need to stick to the parameters we prayed about in the the beginning of this journey. I know that the children will be placed easily. They will be a great blessing to whoever is referred them!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Psalm 126:3

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Monday, May 5, 2008

?? 9 MONTHS ??

Our ticker on the left of our blog is so close to 9 months.
The ticker "started" from the date we contracted with our international agency (Aug. 15th, 2007).
Will we have a referral by the time it ticks to 9 MONTHS ?
On Thursday it will be 10 weeks on the wait list.