These title words are ones my Mom spoke when I asked her for some advice tonight at supper. We received news we didn't want to hear today about our adoption. We were told that on May 19th the Ukrainian government decided children 0-5 should only be available for Ukrainian people. We were also told the SDA (facility who does all adoptions) is closing on July 11th. This is huge news to us because our dossier is supposed to be submitted on August 4th which won't happen if the SDA closes in July. We are not sure exactly how either of these are going to impact our adoption. It all strikes when you are least expecting it. We have been on an adoption high due to our LONG wait to send our dossier to be submitted and now finding out that it might not be submitted is a real blow. We know there is a real plan and God knows what it is. All we have to do is put 110% faith in Him no matter how hard this might be.
Please pray that we will have strength and faith to push on through all of these bumps in the road. Please pray for our child wherever they are.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
We sent our dossier today! What does this mean? Kostya, our translator, will receive it on July 5th and he will translate the entire thing. He will then submit it on August 4th. They then have 20 working days to give us a travel date or reject it. Let's pray for a travel date! It's crazy to think that all steps except travel to Ukraine are completed!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A friend who has adopted posted this on her wall today. When I watched it made me think back to when we were deciding when to adopt. We kept making every excuse in the book but we kept crossing them off because they just didn't seem to make sense after we thought about it. Now it all seems so selfish that we actually used excuses to wait for our adoption. All of those excuses we had LITERALLY written down have been slowly marked through by God. Once we decided to put all our faith and hope for this adoption in His hands things just took off. We are no where near finished with this adoption and we have many strong holds to get through before we bring our child/ren home from Ukraine. This isn't even considering the things we will have to figure out and work through once we have them home. Honestly, these are things we don't even worry about now because we know it's not just us on this road. We have a God who is right beside us whispering encouragement and assurance that this is right..this is His will for our lives right now. All of this being said I hope you take a few minutes and watch this video.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I officially collected our entire dossier minus 1 document in 5 days! I was quite proud but of course the 1 document took over 2 weeks to finally come in. It did arrive on Friday after calling a thousand times! Nonetheless, I sent our dossier package to Montgomery Friday afternoon with all 32 notarized documents to be apostled and then off to Ukraine! Kostya, (our translator), will then translate it and submit it to Embassy. They have 20 working days to in return give us a travel date. We are yet another step closer to our Forever Family!