Welcome! As we step out in faith to adopt from Ghana, we started this blog as a way to share the story of our adoption journey with family and friends. Step by step on this journey we are learning to trust in and rely on God all the more.
If you would like to start reading about our journey from the beginning start with the January 1st post, "How it all Started".

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Changes, Changes, More Changes, and One Who Never Changes

A lot has happened over the past two weeks. I’ve tried multiple times to blog about it, but I’m not sure what to say or what we can say. Please forgive me if this post seems cryptic, I’m trying to be respectful of the powers that be while trying to keep you updated.

Sunday, March 14th we learned that there are changes with Ghana adoptions. Part of what this means is an extra trip for both of us and a longer stay for one of us. While it complicates things this is something we are more than willing to do for our children.

Monday, March 15th we received a call from our adoption coordinator informing us that the state we live in is going to make the process even more complicated. Ugh!!!! It is going to awesome to see how God works through this!

At this point we are waiting for all the details to be worked out between our adoption agency, our state, and us. We will not receive our endorsement letter until this is all settled.

We’ve spent the last couple weeks processing, questioning, doubting, frustrated, and sadly not enough praying. Changing that!

A week after we learned of the changes we picked up Chinese for lunch. With our lunch were 3 fortune cookies, each containing a message fitting for what we are facing. No, we don’t believe in fortune cookie furtunes! But they did put a smile on our face. Here were the messages:

1) “Traveling to the south will bring you unexpected happiness.” (hmm, desired court ruling?)
2) “The project you have in mind will soon gain momentum.” (a referral?)
3) “When one door closes another one opens.” (This one was perfect for the news we were to receive later that week. Again, sorry for being cryptic.)

Later that night I came across a quote from Corrie Ten Boom, "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

It is amazing what God uses to redirect you back to Him. In all those things I felt the Lord soothing my heart. Using these various sources to remind me He is in control.

Friday, March 12, 2010

My How Time Flies…and Not!

It’s hard to believe that 1 year ago Ken came home and asked what I thought about adopting. A year I could not have dreamed we would be on this journey.

3 1/2 months ago we started full steam ahead toward adopting 2 children from Ghana. Right now we feel like we are at a screeching halt. According to our home study agency, it was to take about 4 weeks for the report to be written and receive an adoption endorsement letter. Currently, we are 4 weeks past that projected date. Needless to say we are a bit frustrated.

We can’t wait for this step to be completed, so we can complete our 1600a. And hopefully one day soon receive the call that telling us about our children.

Yes, we know things take time. Yes, we continue to trust in God’s timing. Yes, we’re human. And yes, this is one of the MANY lessons in patience we will experience on this journey. Can’t imagine doing this without Him!