Thursday, June 12, 2008

Update of the Day

*if you are "jumping in" in the middle of this journey, please read Wednesday's post first, then the one from this morning. It will all make more sense then! And if you've not read about our journey to today, please check my archives by searching "adoption" in the upper left corner of this page. Our family's story can be read there,
oldest posts first . . .

We have had quite a few phone calls and emails back and forth with the agency and the doctor, and the gist of it all is that our request for further information has been submitted. But, like most of the paper-chase that is International Adoption, it is highly unlikely (we knew this, but it never hurts to ask!) that any more details will be forthcoming in any semblance of a timely manner. And certainly NOT by Friday at noon. Other similar requests were made for other children and it's been over a month with no response. Obviously, that's too late for our 48 hour window. So, we proceed with our prayers and our "being still" (very hard to do with a full day of school activities!) to hear His heart. We've been praying and encouraging the kids to pray and listen also - we fully believe that this decision is close at hand and that all four of the kids will have valuable input at tonight's "family meeting."

I'm off to finish the weekly church bulletin and get my soccer star ready for the second half of his final tournament with this league. I cannot even believe that he's "outgrown" the U-12 group - how can it be?!

Thank you all for the words of encouragement, support and the prayers that you are sending our way. We can't remember the last time we felt so covered with the love of the Body of Christ! Check back later for the latest and greatest on the goings on here with The Gang.

In the meantime, go HERE! for a fun way
to support foster kids in the U.S.
I heard about it from Steven Curtis Chapman's
website. It's a fun way to cool off
and "do your part" at the same time!


Becki said...
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Betsy Bell said...

Hi Tracy,
Just trying to check up on you! We went through the same thing, actually one of the people asking for more info over a month ago was probably us! Because of timing we had about 26 hours to decide so no time to consult with anyone except my friend who's a nurse and has dealt with special needs kids. We have the sure feeling that our daughter is meant to be ours and you will all have the same if it's true for you, too. We'll be leaving two weeks from tomorrow. Watch out, it comes up quick! Give me a call if you want to chat. Praying for your family.

Natalie said...

I must have been living in a cave the last few days. How could I miss all this?

I'm praying that God's will would be known to your entire family tonight.

Elissa said...

OMG-- I can't believe I've missed this too!!! I am SO standing with you in prayer. If this little girl is to be a part of The Gang, the Lord will certainly reveal it to you in time. Oh, I hope she is! We traveled with 6 special needs families, and the kids are all doing so great. I can't wait for an update! (yeah, you and me both, huh?? :)


Chapter Two Manmi said...

Hi there!
I've been terrible about getting over to your blog; thanks for the head's up. Wow! Big, big decisions with little time. I remember the "overnight" we had to determine if we would be willing to adopt all three of our three--hubby and me were not sure on a lot of levels. But by morning, we were peaceful and knew. Oh my, where would I be if my Lil'Miss M were not with her siblings and us!?!
Anyhow, I'm praying this morning for your family and for peace as you seek God's direction on this very, very important decision.
God bless!

Bobby & Regina said...


My favorite verse through all our adoption processes has been Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all peace and joy as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Praying for you all!

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Praying for God's guidance in your heart right now...shhhhh....listen to Him....He will speak to you! :) We have not gotten any updates at all since accepting our daughter almost 6 months ago and the report we were given then was already 4 months old. We are walking on blind faith...knowing there was a reason Mia Hope crossed our path...and knowing God will provide what we need to care for whatever it is that lies ahead. God bless you as you seek the answer!!!