Thursday, January 13, 2011

In The Midst of it All

Those of you that may not know, we are currently in process to adopt a special needs child from Hong Kong. We began this process before Davids even came to our home this summer... it's been a LONG time! LOL God has taught me much about patience through this all!

Today I finally received my completed and approved homestudy! Now I can apply for my I800a and attach the homestudy as I send it in. Along with the homestudy... my newest invoice for the adoption. In the midst of all that has been happening with Davids and advocating for him, I had put aside thoughts of our adoption. The homestudy's arrival somewhat took me by surprise.

And fundraising??? Well, obviously NOT a priority once we learned of Davids' situation. He was and is a part of our family. He called me mom. He was a great big brother to my children. And although I knew I wasn't to be his forever family, I love him and only want the best for him. I am so pleased to see all that God has done in this tenth hour. Someone was going to pray with Davids today and share with him the news that he does indeed have a family. I wait with baited breath to find out how it went. How he is. And wishing I could send a HUGE hug his way. Hopefully someday I'll be able to do just that once again.


Laurie said...

Oh sweet Lisa! Congratulations on the hs approval! What an awesome day for you! And then to see God working it all out for Davids. This must be overwhelming at times. god knew what He was doing when He put Davids in your home for such a short time. You are so a jewel in Davids crown. Your hearts desires will be given to you by your ABBA. Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Celebrating with you and so excited to see you add to your family.

Hee hee. It's funny how our focus changes as it needs to. I need to scroll back and learn about your process!

Christine said...

I am happy for Davids and his new family! I hope the HK adoption goes well too.

Mammato8 said...

So much happening in the world of adoption. As I have been reading your posts on Davids, I didn't realize that you were adopting too! So good to hear about another child coming home. I will pray for your funds and for you new one to come home soon!

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