Thursday, June 7, 2007

Adoption

I thought I would add a little post about adoption. Not many people read this right now and everyone who does already knows this but we are in the process of adopting a baby girl from China. As you probably know, Brian was involved in a near fatal car accident nearly 3 years ago. To make a very, very , very long story very, very, very short he had to stay home for about 1 1/2 years to recover from his injuries. During that time we got to do alot of reevalutating of our life. Who we were as people, as a family, our desires, what the Lord wanted for us and from us. It was during this time that we decided to add to our family through adoption. We did some research and found a wonderful adoption agency and decided to adopt from China. We began the paper chase in January '06. We finished the paper work and mailed it to China in October '06 and it was logged in (LID-log in date) on November 13, 2006. This is the date that China uses to tell us when it is our turn to receive a referral(term used to refer to your baby). In August '06 we let our agency know that we were also willing to consider a special needs baby. So we are officially on two lists, healthy and special needs. The timing of when we get a baby is worlds apart on these two lists. If we get a healthy baby referral it could possibly be another 2 years from now that we would be able to get her. As much as that stinks I know that if that is what the Lord wants then it will be perfect. And the lessons learned through the waiting...WOW! I'm already learning so much about trusting Him with all of my heart and leaning not on my own understanding. If we were to recieve a special needs referral then it truly could be any day. Another avenue of learning so much! None of this is in our control. We are faithfully keeping our eyes on the Father knowing that he already knows who our little Adiah Hope Woods is. It says in His word "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11. So we wait and we pray and we love each other to the fullest every single second of each day. We look forward to the day when Adiah joins the family....she is already born in our hearts!!

*at the bottom of this blog you will see a ticker that shows how long since our LID*

2 comments:

Kim said...

What a blessing it is going to be for sweet Adiah Hope to be "born" into your family. I can't wait to meet her one day; she is definitely loved already! Love yall and hope to see yall again soon.

TriSara said...

Amy,

I read your blog, too! I checked a while ago when you would just comment on Sara and Chelsea's pages but I noticed recently that you are blogging, too. That is the first time I learned that you are waiting for a China baby also. I love that you and Sara are doing that. What an amazing family you guys are!