Last week we submitted a formal application with
an agency to adopt a little girl from China.
Today we received what I am going to call our "acceptance" email along with
the 130+ page China Adoption Manual...so, let the paper work begin!
I am very happy with our decision and how thorough we have been thus far in the process to make this decision. We have carefully looked at this in all aspects of adoption and have researched each country and their processes in addition to travel times. We felt that this was the best country for our family.
I can't help but think about our girl....Has she already been born? What does she look like? Could she even imagine how excited we are to meet her? Does she know that we are praying for her? My stomach fills with butterflies just thinking about this journey and how God will bring her to us.
There is also sadness when I think of her. Sadness for her birth mother. Sadness that "she" could be making a gut wrenching decision at this very moment. A decision that on one hand I can't fathom ever having to make and then on the other hand, a decision I will be forever grateful for.
Although adoption is a beautiful thing, it comes out of a very dark place.
A very tragic moment.
A moment filled with desperation & sadness.
So today I am asking you to pray for her. Pray for peace in her heart. Pray that she feels God as she makes her decision and that He shows her that we will take care of her little girl and love her will all our hearts.