Monday, June 27, 2011

Adoption Update

We are blessed with so many people who care about our adoption process and who are supportive of our family in every way.  We are so often asked for adoption updates and the short answer is this:

There is no update.
We are at the same place (timeline wise) as we were in early May.  Waiting to be assigned a court date.

The long answer is this:
Many of you know that in early May we accepted the referral of Baby T a toddler who we found as a waiting child with another agency.  We were on cloud nine and you can read our exciting referral post here!

Less than a week later we were brought crashing back down when we found out that our case had hit a roadblock (along with many other cases across many different agencies), for reasons that are unrelated to our case specifically, and that it would hopefully be cleared up soon. We went from speeding right along to a July court date to a screeching, slamming of the brakes, halt.  We went from green light to red light...skipped right over the yellow.

And we are still sitting at the red light.  Still Praying.  For good news.

It's hard to know that we did everything we could possibly do to get to our boy in July and it has been hard to watch that dream slip away.  And the last couple of weeks have been especially hard since we have passed the one month date and have seen so many people who received their referrals after us get court dates for July.  It was easier to swallow when we didn't know if we would have squeezed in before the rainy season, but now that we know we would have, with time to spare, it is often times too hard for this momma to bear. 


Even though there have been many tears. Even though I don't understand.  Even though this is not what I planned.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.”

I KNOW that God has a plan. It is better than my plan.  It is PERFECT. And that is something that I can take comfort in.  He has not left us.  He will not leave us.  He will be glorified in this situation.

1 Corinthians 10:31  “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

While we sit here, waiting for this red light on our journey to turn green, our faith in the Lord grows and we praise him for that. And I know that nothing is impossible for our God and that he has been, and still is, a God that performs miracles. 

Malachi 3:6 "For I am the LORD, I do not change"

So that's what I continue to pray for.

A miracle.

And I humbly ask you to join me.