The email that will change our lives forever!!
In my last post...weeks ago
I wrote about a sibling group of three boys 16, 11, and 9.
I wrote to try to find a family willing to open their hearts and be their forever family.
What I didn't write was how torn my heart was.
I could not take my eyes off of their beautiful faces.
I prayed for them night and day.
Although we have been chomping at the bit to adopt again this year,
we knew the Philippines was off limits because of the two year nurturance law between adoptions.
Even so, the boys messed me up!
I would leave their photo open on our computer hoping my husband would see it and declare that they were our boys and we had to find a way to bring them home.
hubby walked the other way...
the computer screen would go black before he passed...
or her didn't enter the room at all.
Finally after a week of praying and doing the computer/photo dance...
I asked him to look at a photo.
He said, they are great looking boys Joy, but we cannot adopt them.
I said I know....but I cannot stop looking at them and thinking about them and praying about them!!
He gave me that knowing look of his, and went on with what he had been doing.
Later that week, our agency put out another notice about the boys and how the oldest was becoming dangerously close to aging out. Their forever family needs to start the process immediately!!
I contacted our Philippines adoption coordinator and asked her to please let me know when a family came forward for them. I shared that I wished I could be their mama...but since that was not possible...would she please please let me know when God answered my prayers and brought them a family!!
Our agency response sent me screaming, crying, and dancing around the house.
I may have terrified Aaron for a minute...but the girls knew it had to be adoption related to get this relatively calm mama to react in such a way:)
They asked, If the ICAB would give us an exception to the two year wait...would we adopt the boys?
I frantically called my husband
I was hyperventilating and simply did not have clear speech!!
You see, God had done the miraculous in opening a door!!
We impatiently waited for the boys files to arrive for our review so we could request permission to adopt. We waited through Christmas...made the request on December 26...then waited some more!!!
Yesterday, January 10th, I got a simple email from our agency coordinator (whom I love!!!)...
WHAT???? Could this really be happening????
Does this mean what I think it does???
Of course I sent out a frantic phone call just to hear those words over the phone.
So bloggy friends...
WE ARE ADOPTING AGAIN!!!!!
I cannot begin to tell you how very excited we are to
be growing our family again through adoption!!!
We are at the very beginning stages of gathering our documents for our dossier.
The process often takes a year for a Filipino adoption.
My mother's heart is hoping/praying that somehow...some way...
our boys will make it home before our oldest leaves for a year in Africa.
But I am trusting that
the awesome...holy...faithful God that hand picked our boys for us
will bring all things together in HIS perfect timing and according to HIS perfect will!!!!