"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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

And we are waiting for the girl. Again.

The sweet little one we were hoping to adopt is no longer available. Again. Her special need was Hepatitis C, and through unknown circumstances with the special needs list changing in her country that allows children under age 5 to be adopted, she was re-tested and she no longer has the Hep C antibodies. This means she is HEALTHY. This is AMAZING for her, she can live her life without worrying about medications or liver damage or anything else. But with this great news comes the bad... she is now not able to be adopted internationally until she is 5yrs old.

And that leaves us back at the drawing board. Again. If you've been reading here for a while, you will know that the first little one we set out to adopt this time around was adopted in country. It was easier to let her go, knowing how loved she is and that she has a family who cares greatly for her. This time its different. We don't know how to go on knowing that little 'A' will be waiting in an orphanage for 3 more years unless she is adopted domestically, which we hope and pray happens.

So where are we now? Well, we leave in a week. So we are traveling blind. God has thrown us well outside our comfort zone twice now, this time a lot farther than we know how to deal with. But we are trusting that He has the perfect plan for us. He knows what this is all about. He knows where we are supposed to be.

One thing is for sure, we know there is another child out there for us, and we are going to go find her. Please pray that our travels are smooth and that we find the sweet one meant to be ours.


Jessie @ Dream and Differ said...

I am in awe of your courage, strength, and determination. My prayers and love go with you, always. I am so looking forward to following your journey and meeting your daughter! Love ya!

Milena said...

Oh dear. I can only imagine your feelings of shock, sadness, fear and excitement, all mixed. I will pray for you as you go to find your child!

Liesl said...

Oh Becky.....praying here. Praying hard. He will provide. Keep us all posted - I can't even imagine what you are going through. Praying, and praying some more. Email me if you need something! wingertliesl@yahoo.com