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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

One year on the waiting child list for China Doll

Just a quick post. Today marks one year that we switched over to the Waiting Child List for our China adoption. Our original log in date is 10-9-07. We began the process for China a LOOOONG time ago. When we first began, we were requesting a healthy, infant girl. As time progressed, God softened our hearts and opened our eyes to HIS plan, not ours. Although the road wasn.'t easy, in hind sight we are sooo happy we had to wait, as if we had not, we would not have our Lola Joy. Last year on Feb. 23rd we submitted our medical checklist to our China agency. We prayed about the special needs that we felt our family would be willing to handle with God's help. At this time, the wait for a child with special needs is about 1 year on the average. We know that it will probably be about 20-24 for the special needs and age we chose. We are open to a child up to 36 months. We are sooo thankful and blessed with the three children God has CHOSEN and PLACED so specifically in our lives, and we eagerly await our fourth blessing from Him. God never said life would be EASY, but He simply promises He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us. We are standing on HIS promises and looking forward to walking closely with HIM in raising all 4 of our children He has/will so graciously loaned to us. Please keep our China Doll, Lily Hope in your prayers. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't pray for her and think of her.


Garland Family of 5 said...

Praying that Lily Hope will join your wonderful family soon! We love you all and are praying for that referral to come very very soon!

The Gutmans' said...

We know that Lily will be such a blessing to all, just like her sis Lola. Special needs children are such a blessing, they will teach you so many things(tears). Praying for you all, we too still are praying for your sweet little Lily. All our love!!