10.10.2007

Here's What I Know

Some of you have been asking for updates about our situation with the girls. There are many things we are waiting to find out, but here is what I know.

We are very much hoping and praying that we will be able to adopt these two beautiful girls that we have fallen madly in love with. They have turned our lives completely upside down in a very wonderful way.

We initially thought we would be foster parents and then pursue adoption, but now the plan has changed. (Who knows how many times the plan will yet change?) We are going to become legal guardians first, and then pursue adoption. Biological parental rights have been suspended, but as you may guess, it is quite a process to terminate parental rights. It will take time, and there will most likely be challenges in doing this. Right now we are in the process of hiring a lawyer and having a home adoption study completed.

We are spending as much time with them as possible, seeing them almost every day. They trust us more and more as we build a loving bond with them. They are beginning to call us "Mommy" and "Daddy." The four of us are becoming a family. We have had several conversations with them about their past. I can't give any details, but the girls are well aware of their loss, and they are grieving.

We are anxious to see what the Lord will do. I am constantly praying the Lord would put my trust in Him, because I, by myself, have no idea how to trust him. I also pray for patience and wisdom and energy and He continues to prove himself faithful and loving and good. We are blessed beyond our wildest dreams. Our cup overflows.

6 comments:

Serving Orange County said...

God is so good! Who would've ever guessed that your lives would head in this directions. Chrissie, I am so excited for you and will keep your family in my prayers...

Cathi Hamen said...

I am soo thrilled! They both had such a great day at school today and i cant wait to watch their continual growth thru the months!! You are in it.. you are Mommy and Matt is Daddy. Keep trusting HE has amazing things in store.. i cant wait to watch and be a part my sweet friend!

Lisa Leonard said...

We wait on the Lord and pray for you guys all the time!! We love you.

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

Thanks for the update Chrissie. As I head into motherhood as well, I think about you and your situation often. I am praying for you and these sweet girls!

Rojas' said...

Faithfully praying for you XOXOXOXOXO ~ Shan

Sarah Markley said...

Oh, my heart grieves for them and what they've lost, but at the same time I joy in the fact that they might be able your babies! Love you tons!