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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Well, we have an answer, sort of

On Friday I found out that the little girl we had completed a pre-adoption packet for will be placed with another family. They are actually working with two other families, and I'm not sure when/how they will decide who exactly gets to add her to their family. They are further along with their paperwork then us, and I knew that it would happen like this, but I'm still a little sad. When you see a little face as beautiful as hers and you start to think about what your life would be like with her in it, you start to bond with (even if it's just a one-sided bonding) and love that little child. Even though I knew this was a very real possibility, I am sad.  I just had this feeling she would be part of our family. I truly believed God placed her in our hearts for a reason, and that she would be ours.  I am so, so, so thankful that she is getting a home, one that she so greatly deserves. Please continue to pray for her and for her urinary issues as she is not out of the clear yet and adoptions from India take a loooooong tI'me to complete. Pray for her new family that they will be fully prepared to handle her issues and help her. Pray also that the families will be able to get the funding and things they need to bring her home.

In other news, they sent me the information on another little girl in India, one who is one year old, and have asked if we would be interested in adopting her. Oh my is she a cutie with huge brown eyes and beautiful long lashes. They say she has spina bifida and in some of her earlier pictures you can see a large lump on her back, however, I have never seen a lump like hers before. It doesn't look like what Madi had on her spine, and it looks more to the side then straight in the back.  It's very large, more like a baseball.  We are also not sure if it has been fixed yet or not. I have sent her files on to Madi's neurosurgeon, Dr. Moss, and her urologist, Dr. Zuniga, and am (I'm)patiently waiting for their reply. I need to compose a list of questions to ask the orphanage, so I can ask about her back and what has or has not been done with that. We also got information in the mail about what we need to do for our homestudy and the such. They sent me an application that I need to return with a $75 check. I checked our credit card (we pay it off in full every month as we are on the cash budget but use it for bills and gas and the such to get the cash back) and low and behold we had enough for $100 cash back, so there is the money for that! Yeah! We also should be getting a tax refund, so that will give us the $1,800 for the homestudy. Awesome!! David reminded me tonight that adopting a child will cost as much as a sports car, and I reminded him that a sports car only depreciates in value, but the value of a child is immeasurable :). He agreed. We will keep everyone updated on our newest venture, but for now, please be in prayer that God brings us a special little person to add to our lives and paves the way for us to get them here.


Diana said...

Praying for you guys! Hopefully we will be adopting in a few years as well. For now I cheer you on!

Joanna said...

Praying for you sweet family! This is SUCH an emotional journey you are embarking on and I am so happy for you. Though we have never gone as far as you are - just falling in love with a child and wanting to help them can just about undo you - even if another family is their chosen family. Praying for peace and strength and hope for you all in this process! Much love!

Andy and Kiara said...

Oooh, how exciting!

And don't forget -- the new tax refund means that although you must have the money up front to pay the legal fees, etc., $13,000 will come back to you in the form of a refund after you finalize. That should help a ton!