Friday, February 17, 2012

Short, SWEET, and Quite Complete...

I wanted to give a quick rundown of yesterday, although I actually have a really long post that may or may not ever get published as I wanted to remember every single detail of what happened. You know, just in case! ;)

Basically, out of the clear blue yonder, our agency called us with a direct referral. Of an ADORABLE little TEENY TINY thing!

Unfortunately, Justin and I know how excruciating it is to have to turn down a file. We have poured over this one and are feeling very confident about it. (Did I mention she is SOOO cute?!) I will submit the medical files to our IAC (International Adoption Clinic) today for second and maybe even third opinions.

I know some people would prefer not to announce that they have only been given a referral. (I know some people end up having to turn down three and four files before finding their son or daughter.) :(  Me? I’d like everyone to know so that we can be covered in as much prayer as possible in order to make the decision God wants us to make. Whatever decision we make, we want it to be God’s will for her life and ours. And as much as it makes me cringe to even write this, my biggest prayer is that we say “No” if that is what God is leading us to say.

I’m also praying for understanding of her medical issues. I am a first grade teacher. Chicken Pox is over my head…. Please pray that our doctors/pediatricians are knowledgeable of her medical needs and that they can explain them to us in ways we can understand and grasp them. It is scary relying on someone else’s understanding.

Ok? Got all that? Above all, please pray for God’s will in both her life and ours. I can’t wait to give a follow up. Happy Friday!!!

Did I mention she is ADORABLE?!

7 kind thoughts:

Kristen said...

How exciting!! I have to say - your son is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Have a great day! :)

Mary Louis Quinn said...

Ahhh so exciting!!! I'll be praying that y'all make the best decision for your family! I can't wait it hear the outcome!!

Jennifer said...

Praying!!! How exciting!!!!

Lee and Sarah VanGrunsven said...

Brooke! YAY!!! Praying praying praying!!! :)

Sharon Ankerich said...

I am praying for you all and know God already knows!!! That is the best! XOXO

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Praying praying and more praying!!!! God will lead you to the right decision. Thinking of you~

xoxoxoxo,

Lisa

Tina said...

Hi, I came across your blog by chance. We're with Holt too & are waiting on a WC match. So excited for you! Hope you get all the info you need soon.
Tina

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Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
 
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