"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our news

Well, after much prayer, talk, thinking, then more prayer and talk, we have made the very very difficult decision to leave the Kyrgyzstan adoption program. We adore our agency, but all the unknowns and nothing moving, and our paperwork being done but not submitted, and having to update more documents while we wait... we decided to pursue other options. It was draining on us physically and mentally, and we just didn't know what was going to happen... nobody does.

We are not giving up on adoption though! We are joining a foster/adopt program with another state. We know all the details, but thats about all we are ready to share right now. Hopefully as we get settled into the program, we can provide more details.

We are both feeling very hopeful, and we both feel as if a huge weight has been lifted from our shoulders. I have felt more uplifted today than I have in months. We have prayed and prayed so very hard about our adoption, and neither of us wanted to leave the Krygyz program, however we also couldn't keep updating our dossier while waiting to submit, and the updates coming were just getting bleaker and bleaker.

We are very excited about our new journey, and we continue to keep all the families who are waiting for their children to come home from Kyrgyz in our prayers.


The Gobble's (Lanetta) said...

very happy for you guys.. and that you found peace and know God is leading you.... Can't wait to hear the details of your new journey!!!
Many Blessings and Prayers..

Maria said...

Oh Becky. It's such a hard decision to make to change directions, isn't it? I know, we changed directions FOUR times during our process and while I don't know all the "whys", I do know that God had a special child picked out for our family -- just like He has for yours. I will continue to follow along in your process and wish you all the best!!

Little Loves' Mama said...

((( Becky and family )))

Corinne said...

I look forward to following your next adventure! I am happy for your family and the peace your decision has brought.

Christina said...

I completely understand your decision and to be honest if it were not for the fact that we have seen and held our little man, we would have made the same decision. We have said this multiple times. I look forward to following your new journey.

Monica said...

It is so hard to walk away but all the signs are saying it's time for most of us to make this decision. We are changing countries to Russia.

wishing you all the best with your new direction!

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