Monday, June 16, 2008

Roller Coaster of a Day

8:20 a.m. - Living Hope was almost 100% certain that this file was still open and still available. We were told to expect final confirmation of that by Tuesday a.m. All of this was based on a 4 p.m. conversation with the CCAA (China Time). Hopes were very high, and Miss Ashley promised to get our information loaded and our Letter of Intent back into the system as soon as the computer system at the agency was back up and running. (They were down from the storms over the weekend.)

10:40 a.m. - The file is gone from the Waiting Child list. It seems as if this referral is not ours. Best case scenario for us is that the file re-appears on the list after someone else exhausts their lock (the 48 hours given to review the files). Most likely scenario is that someone else has "locked" her file and proceeded with their own intent to adopt her. There are a lot more details and technicalities surrounding this. But they don't feel very important right now.

We are not likely to hear anything (if anything is to be said) before Wednesday. We are the first family that this has happened to with our agency, in the new Waiting Child program. So this is new territory for everyone involved. And we are all stunned. Sad. And trying to process.

Please pray for us.

8 comments:

MississippiZen said...

We will definitely pray for your family. I went through this a few weeks ago with a dear friend and it was so heartbreaking and sad for them. God knows where your little Aidan is and the timing will be perfect ... I know that doesn't help right now but just know that we are thinking and praying for comfort and peace with this situation.

Not-So-Classic Husband said...

We will continue to pray for you. Just remember: this might have been a surprise to you, but it was not a surprise to your Lord, the Lord above all Lords. He has your family in His hands and will not let you fall.

Classic MaMa said...

Oops! That was me. I forgot to sign him off, but, no doubt, he would say the same thing. We lov eyou!

Salzwedel Family said...

I can't imagine the great loss you must be feeling. I will be praying for God's will to be done & that you will have peace with whatever the final outcome is. He is in control & is watching over this entire situation.

Mervy said...

I was just reading your comments to BBE when he was experiencing some fear and it's interesting how sometimes, our words may come back to "encourage" (or haunt) - your choice,

"I also shared with him that he could choose to praise. His name, (his real name!) means "Our God is known through our praise," and is taken from Psalm 76. The psalmist there is proclaiming the glory and might of our majestic God. He's declaring His reign over all the land and his victory over all the enemies."

And He is might over your situation too!

Love and praying for you!

BTW - that lasagna is coming over tonight. I didn't get done with a project I was working on until late.

Chapter Two Manmi said...

I can't begin to understand the process but I can imagine the heartache and I'm so sorry. I'm continuing to pray. The Lord has you and your family in His hands. His will can't be stopped by paperwork glitches with monumental consequences. I pray you can rest in Him.

TBG Happenings said...

I am so sorry. Sending comforting thoughts and prayers your way....

Carol said...

Hope you hear some news soon.....hugs........