Monday, June 14, 2010


Friends, please pray for decisions this week or so. I am in communication with an agency who also works in the area I had hoped to adopt from. I was referred to them by a fellow blogger and FB friend. :) They have been nothing short of WONDERFUL in communications with me, something I have NOT found in all the many agencies I have emailed and asked questions of. BUT, as worried as I already was about money (that so stinks doesn't it, that money has to play a part in ORPHANS being brought HOME!), this agency is 5,000-8,000 MORE than the one I was going through. In addition, although I want badly to travel to this country, to see the area and people, it is recommended that I use an escort if I choose this agency. Something that would be very helpful with my single parent and full time job status. BUT, I may still choose to travel as I think it would be a huge part of the process and also some great bonding time away from the three munchkins at home! :) So, LOTS of prayers! I feel like this is RIGHT. I am just SO nervous about the money. :( Pray for my peace in that situation if it is indeed the door God would have me walk through!


Holly said...

I SO understand Lisa. Hubby and I were on the phone last night discussing finances and adoption and just sick at our stomachs at how MUCH we need.
But our God is bigger than the gap between what little we have and what we need!
And I am praying for you especially this week and praying God brings many many readers to also lift you up and to order new blog makeovers from my Mountain Moving Monday Post!
God knew you needed to be the first featured family...He knew the decisions you would be facing this very week. He is so faithful.
One step at a time, keeping our eyes on Him...

Christie said...


Praying for you today. My husband keeps saying, "It's not right to have to pay SO much money to bring orphans home." I so agree, but that won't be changing.

Have you looked into any grants? I know it's time consuming and the economy isn't helping these days, but God is BIG!

Knowing that if it's His will, He will provide every bit of it, in the perfect way, in His time!


Lisa said...

Holly , thanks again so much for showing us as your first featured family!!!

Christie, yes I have about a million grant sites bookmarked! LOL Unfortunately I can't start applying until my homestudy is done, and since my program I'm probably going with is SO quick, I need the money so quick! A good and bad thing! :) Thanks always so much for your comments and prayers!

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