Friday, March 25, 2011

No Biting, Limited Screaming, No Invisible Friends...

No, I'm not cowering in the corner somewhere (smile). The home study went wonderfully.

I know some may not understand how we could've had a social worker (for adoption) over to our house now around 15 times and be concerned, but this time was different. This time our sweet 19 month old twins have only been home 9 months and we are adding our BEAUTIFUL special needs angel. We had a few more hoops to jump through than usual, so this home visit meant a TON.

We were told today that unless some red flag comes up in our adoption psych evaluation, we will have an APPROVED home study shortly!!!

We are now praying that our clearance for a specific state shows up soon. The state mistakenly mailed our child abuse clearance to another agency and another couples to our agency. The other agency said they mailed it directly to us, but we have yet to receive it...hmmmm. What do you say we pray for it to arrive in the next few days?

God's got this all...of course He reminded me of that this morning. Verse after verse about it being in God's Hands.

Well, my friends, I'm going to go crash. I need to go to bed.

Sorry this is so short, but I am EXHAUSTED! Our oldest daughter has a friend here tonight (she is awesome though), my husband is helping move his mom's stuff tomorrow, and we are having a replacement toilet installed tomorrow (yep, I know...too much information, but after eight months of only one functional bathroom for nine of us...this is time for celebration...lol).

Now to bed...sleep tight bloggy friends!!!

P.S. You guys are awesome for setting me straight on the pronunciation of Jael, but now we can only seem to think of her pronouncing it "JAY-EL"...smile.

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Our Personal Prayer Requests

*For the waves rolling after the death of Thomas' step-dad.

*For the waves at my husband's place of business to smooth and calm. For GOD to show him where he can bring GOD the most glory.

*For everyone involved in our home study to feel confident (beyond reason) in our family being ready and perfect for Jael. That we are approved and it all goes quickly.

*That all paperwork may be quick and without flaw (in only a way the God can do) and both U.S. immigration approves us quickly and the Chinese government.

*For all "hiccups" to be banished and a hedge of protection be surrounding this journey.

*For our tax return and finances to fly that we may get started on our journey at a greater speed and that all finances come together with smoothness and speed. Even with the above blessing, we still need the tax return to come through.

*Please pray for our daughter across the world who faces each night alone, not knowing a family awaits her. Please pray that she feels GOD's presence, GOD's hedge of protection around her, that her heart is prepared and ready for family, and that Jesus fills her heart and helps her to be ready to attach to her family. Also for her biological family and their peace and knowledge of a God that loves them so very much.

*Please pray that GOD protects us from satan's attacks. When you follow GOD, satan always attacks.

*Most importantly, that GOD be brought glory and His will be done in all of this.

March's Extra Adoption Prayer Requests:
*Please pray for our Psychological evaluation: Our agency would like us to do this as an added insurance since the twins came home only 8 months ago AND we have seven children. Not all agencies do this, but ours is extremely diligent. Of course, we don't LOVE it, but we LOVE that our agency is dotting every "i" and crossing every "t". We have had the evaluation, but are still waiting for the results.
*Please pray for our state clearances to come in by home study time. We are waiting on child abuse clearances from two states we lived in during my husband's time in the military.
*Please pray as we apply to Immigration. We need the fingerprint appointment to come quickly, as well as approval.

Prayers for Our Brothers and Sisters
If you have a prayer request, I will be trying to place them at the end of EVERY blog. Just comment or email me and I will list them. If you have a private one, just let me know and I will hold it up to GOD in prayer, but not place it on our blog.

*Please pray for little Carrington, VERY recently adopted from Eastern Europe. She is three years old and only 11 lbs. She is in the hospital struggling to survive.

*Please pray for Eden, a little blessing from Ethiopia, who has a life threatening disorder.

*Please pray for Judah, a little one from Ethiopia that is on a medical visa here in the United States. He has hydrocephalus and the doctors are evaluating him for treatment that is not available there. GOD is working miracles, can we pray for some more?

*Please pray for my friends Michelle and Amber who both have parents struggling with cancer.

*Please pray for Donna and her family as they are starting the adoption process at the same exact time we are and have their preliminary approval as well.

*Please pray for the funds to bring Isaiah and Ruth home in around three short weeks. May funds pour in....

*Rolando and Julia (Guatemala-It has been over five years.), AND Junior and Diamoh (Liberia) to be able to finally come home to their families and that these countries open to legitimate adoptions.

*Renae-For the continued transition of their sweet family. Their daughter joined their family this year and they are starting the process of another amazing journey to Ethiopia!

*Daniel (Liberia) and Jeremiah (Taiwan)- for their continued health issues. GOD's blessings and Hand on them and their families.

*My friend (unnamed, GOD knows)... foster son, his family, and all who will make or influence decisions on his behalf that GOD's will be done in every aspect of his life. Also, currently, for his serious health issues.

*For Eliz and their family as they bring home five beautiful blessings with Down Syndrome.

*Please pray for discernment and clarity for Gena and her family as they seek God's will about a future adoption. Also, please pray for their teen son to come to know CHRIST.

*Please pray for our friend whose daughter Kennedy is having seizures. Please pray that they cease and whatever is causing them never returns.

*Please pray for healing of little Selah (with hydrocephalus) and Lorraine's family as they navigate through this new journey.



1 comment:

  1. Glad your HS went well. They start wondering about us when we start adoption more don't they! :) Praying with you!

    Glad your are getting a new potty! We did that for 11 months - ohhhh great day when the big kids got their own bathroom back! Course then it was our turn to use theirs! :) I feel for you hon!!!

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