Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Adoption Update.

We got a call from our family coordinator this afternoon. We were told that we lost our referrals. They are no longer available to us as the children are being pursued by Russian familes. As sad as this news was, I was not surprised. I believe that the Lord has been preparing us for this day for quite some time. I've felt a sort of disconnect from the photos we had of our children and now we know why. It doesn't make it any easier though. It still hurts but I am so thankful for the incredible peace He has given us. We trust that God has the perfect children for us somewhere in Russia and we will wait for them as long as it takes. Hopefully it won't take much longer! Our agency said that we will be at the top of the waiting list for referrals and they should come soon after reaccreditation. I've learned not to hold my breath. We have also asked that they do not send us any photos of our future children, having faces to fall in love with has made this loss all the harder. Please pray for us, for the children we lost, the children that will one day be ours and for reaccreditation. Thak you all for your prayers and support.
We will " trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding, in all our ways we will acknowledge Him and He will direct our paths".

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At 3/27/2007, Anonymous ba said...

God has the perfect children picked out for you two. It's sad news but good news because His will will be done. We will pray for the both of you and for your future children.

 
At 3/27/2007, Blogger Darlene said...

Nothing I could say would take the pain away. Just know that I'm praying for you and penny and whatever god has planned for you.

 
At 3/27/2007, Blogger J Dub said...

Praying for y'all. There is a plan.

 
At 3/28/2007, Blogger Suzanne said...

I am so sorry.

 
At 3/28/2007, Blogger Lyndsey said...

Love you all so much. So many prayers.

 
At 4/17/2007, Blogger Don and Be said...

Chris,
Just stumbled upon your blog this morning - we are in the LONG process of adoption - from China - our wait has been lengthened several times due to slowdowns in the main agency. God has this eternity thing, but I've only got so many years ...... but if I've learned one thing, it's patience ....
We have friends at our church who went through 3 1/2 years of slowdowns, door closings and who know what else with their Russian adoption - their daughter is now home with them in Texas.
I was saddened by the news from Russia (and Guatemala, for that matter) for the children & adoptive parents affected. We hope that things pick up soon. Wait upon the Lord and He'll renew your strength.
Don

Hey - I taught for several years just up the road from you in WPB - where met my wife ....

 

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