So our friends, the Adams, completed their home study today. Normally, this takes a month or more. It will be written and signed by Friday. God is on the move...oh yes, He is.
Money has been donated but we are still a long way from the goal. Please pray about helping. If the money does not come in within a few weeks, it will not be finalized. Here is the link to their blog again....and the chip in.
"Follow our adoption journey. Daughter is 7 years old. She has been in four different homes and lost her mom in the 2007 flood in Haiti. She has known nothing but rejection, loss and abandonment! We don't want to miss the opportunity to bring her home forever. Any thing you can do to help us bring her home will be appreciated. It takes a village to raise a child and a village to afford a child. Our need is urgent. Please read our story. We will keep you updated on our journey." Jennifer's words....
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
As I sit here watching all my kids playing together, I cannot help but think of this sweet little girl. My heart breaks for her. I am thinking of the pain that she will soon experience…again.
You see, she was adopted from Haiti at the age of six. She was taken from the only country, culture, surroundings she ever knew. She already experienced the loss of her birth parents, sister and much more but leaving her country held a promise of a better life…a promise of forever.
Now her current adoptive family has decided they can no longer parent her. Her forever is shattered. There is NO judgment here from me. Understand that I am the adoptive, forever mommy of five beautiful babies. Also understand that I, in the depths of my being, know how hard parenting these hurting little kids can be. It is excruciating at times. Regardless, this sweetie is going to experience more rejection…more pain…more “why” me questions.
In comes God in all His mighty power! You see, He has picked Jennifer and Jared to be her true forever! This is no small task. The Adams already are in the midst of parenting two fabulous girls, one of which, Gracie shares some of these same hurts that she has endured. God never promises life to be easy. As a matter of fact, He tells us that if we are persecuted, having struggles in this world on account of following Him, count it as a blessing!
Let me tell you that the Adams are a blessing. Jennifer and I have known each other since high school. We never hung out together – though we both laugh that we should have – but in the past year we have become so close. Jennifer and I have grown as sisters in Christ. Our families have grown together as one very large extended family. We so love each one of them. My heart is bursting with joy that God has put her in their family because I know both Jared and Jennifer will not stop until she is healed…body, mind, spirit and soul. They will never leave her. They will be her forever.
So, how can you help? I am so glad you asked! First of all, just for one day sacrifice something. A latte? A lunch out with friends? What about buying that sweater that is on the winter clearance rack that you know deep inside you will hate next year anyway? Just by doing one of those things you can donate that sacrifice to the Adams fund for this sweetie. Whether we agree with it or not, adoptions cost a lot of money. There are fingerprinting fees; traveling fees back and forth; government fees; agency fees…..on and on.
So, while you are watching your kids laugh, play, love life, please think of her and the news she will soon receive. Help this devastation in her life ultimately be a truly beautiful thing by helping her get to her family quickly. We, as a community, as a body of believers, as friends, as family can help give her exactly what she needs – FOREVER!
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