Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Definate No

Well, I finally talked with the director of the organization I was planning on working with toward an adoption.  She stated that the lawyer they work with basically doesn't think he can process single parent adoptions any longer.  She said that if he is at all unsure, then she thinks I should not go ahead and that she would be ripping up my check since she never cashed it.

I'm very sad, I've heard such good and wonderful things about this organization, but this is exactly why, because she was very up front with me about things that could potentially go wrong and doesn't want to jeopardize my time, money, etc on something that probably won't happen.

BUT, now I AM back at square one! :(  I am contacting another agency I've heard good things about that work in this same area.  Their site states they will work with singles, so I'm waiting to hear back from them to solidify this.  I have also emailed two other places in Africa I've heard have had adoptions, but have not seen any agencies that work there, so am asking if someone from the US can adopt there or not.  I also found out that SOME Ghana adoptions can be done by singles for Special Needs adoptions, but the travel there looks to be a little long so not sure.  In addition, I contacted someone who at times has domestic Downs Syndrome situations needing placements and am filling out forms with them.  We'll see where God chooses to work in this, which doors He opens and closes.  Excited for the end result, but hoping the process gets back on track and that money just starts sailing in! :)


annieglan said...

It's exciting (and frustrating), a big mystery of who your child is and where they are.

Christie said...

Praying that God would open up doors for you. And, in the mean time, gives you assurance that He is in control!

Eve said...

That was very nice of that person to advise you and help in the way she deemed best. I'm sure God will point you in the right direction. He's good that way.

wvamom said...

Sorry your plans were frustrated. What about the children on Reese's Rainbow? Carolyn

I am so sorry Lisa, I hope you find the right agency for your family

Lisa said...

Carolyn, Yes, I look at Reeces all the time! :) Unfortunately most of the kiddos have to have married couples, and the rest are primarily Russia which has a lengthy travel which doesn't really work for a single full time working mom. :( I LOVE Ian on their from Russia and Tyler from Taiwan!!! :(

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