Sunday, January 27, 2008


Ok, so I found a blog about Haiti asking for people to sign a petition. Apparently, they may be changing the laws to not allow families with more than one child to adopt from their country. I forwarded the info to my contact at Faithful Adoptions and her reply was she had to speak to the coordinator of their program and she wouldn't be back in the country until after Feb.4th! She said that lots of rumors abound, so to wait to get it from the horse's mouth, so to speak. So, we wait. The contact for the domestic adoption here locally did not respond to my email or message and now I know that God wants me to not only step out in faith on this, but then to trust. To become discouraged, leads to doubt, which leads to me not walking in God's will on this. So, I'm enjoying my weekend of cramps and bloating and trying to stay focused on just being available for God to use me in everyday life and trying to trust that He knows the details.

Friday, January 25, 2008


I got an email last night saying our initial application has been approved for the Haiti program and they asked me to fill out another official application for the orphanage. If you would like to see more information on this orphanage, please go to:

Meanwhile, I had a conversation with a friend of mine, who I'm trying to pump for as much info as possible to avoid re-inventing the wheel, and she said the place that will most likely be doing our homestudy, has several african males waiting here domestically that would be placed in the next 2 months. Two months? Do we dare? I have no more cribs, baby clothes, etc. She said then we'll have to have a shower. Aarrgghh! She seems to have multiple answers:) We don't have the money? I don't know what to do on that except pray and do more research. So, I've emailed and left a message for the social worker there and we'll see what happens. We have many fears of domestic adoption, many unfounded (like the birthparents hunting us down and killing us in our sleep one), but am open to God's leading. Please pray, pray, pray. I feel like I'm a character on the back of a cereal box and instead of Where's Waldo, we're playing Where's Baby.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Application

Hi all! Thanks for coming on over. I'll still be blogging the craziness of life in Something Unexpected, but want to have you join us for the journey of whatever God has for us in this insane world of adoption. Two nights ago I filled out our first application with Faithful Adoptions for their program in Haiti. To be honest, I went with them first because they were the only ones with a free application and I know their hearts are Christ-centered even though the intake person is definitely not like me. That's ok though. So, now we wait. Wait for approval from the orphanage to see if they will even accept us. I have asked a couple of you to do written references for us for our homestudy and we'll need a couple more to volunteer to do so. I don't know the requirements as of yet, since the agency wants me to wait to pick the place of the homestudy until she knows what program we will be accepted into. It's crazy. I was in the shower this morning praying about this blog and being vulnerable in this and I just don't want to fail. So, I need you to join me in asking for peace about this decision and also start praying for our son. I feel like he's here and waiting. Pray that he's kept safe, that he's healthy, and that he will transition easily into our home. Pray that whatever finances are needed to bring him home do not hinder us. God is bigger than money.
Also, this particular agency has a Zambia program, which is another reason why I originally contacted them. That program is in limbo, with the Zambian government holding up the process, wary of continuing adoptions currently in progress. Please pray that their hearts will be changed and that if our son is in that country versus Haiti that that will be made known to us as well. Thank you for joining us. I've never stepped out of my comfort zone like this, be gentle.

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