We may not be able to save every child, but we can respond one at a time. Do not be discouraged by numbers, but instead be encouraged that when we feed, visit, love and clothe an orphan- we did it for Christ. I tell you the truth- whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

Friday, June 17, 2011

We're Matched with a Birth Mother! Yay God

So our journey begins... I will admit that getting to this point has been very emotional and everything but boring. After we terminated with our International agency we decided to change everything over to domestic. We had to change our home study and go through all the necessary paper work and contract signing with our new agency before we could be approved. We were officially approved to adopt domestically on April 11, 2011 and we received and accepted our birth mother match TODAY! The birth mother has decided on a closed adoption so we will never talk directly to her and the way she wants it right now we wont even met her in the hospital. She is due Sept 13th and the biggest shocker to many that know me is we decided not to adopt a girl only so the gender will remain unknown until birth. We are beyond thrilled. God is good...all the time!!

Please follow our journey but more importantly keep our family and our birth mother in your prayers.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Today we had court, I really dislike these days, this was the 4th court hearing I've been to with our current kiddos and each one is equally draining. Let me 1st say that I wholeheartedly believe that the best place for kids to be is with their bio parents IF it's a safe place. Visits will be increased in time and be unsupervised. Scary? Yes, however if reunification is going to happen I NEED to know that the kids will be safe, loved, feed and not neglected. I can't say that right now when everything is supervised so as scary as it is it will be good. If the kids go home I need to know in my heart and mind that they will be OK and I guess the only way that will happen is by proof. After court I decided I really had 2 choices. I could fight this and send the kids home wondering if they're OK or I could help the parents parent and know they'll be OK. 2nd option seems easier! I've also come to the conclusion that no matter what these 2 are God's children and He loves them more than any of us ever could. He knows what they need and He knows whats best. Period. So I will continue to show them what a family feels and looks like and leave the rest up to the Lord.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prasie the Lord, 1 less Orphan!!

This family has been through more than enough, they have truely inspired me as I've followed their journey with a love and trust in the Lord and His plan that never wavered and today God showed up in Russia, in the Supreme Court and defeated satan! GREGORY KIRILL DAVIS is coming home to a family....a mom and dad! Praise the Lord

If only for a little while

One never knows the plans God has for us. After these 2 kiddos came into our home, our lives to me seemed flipped upside down, it was not an easy transition but God brought us through and as I reflect back God knew exactly what He was doing. These 2 have repeatedly taught me what life is all about and how stopping to smell the flowers is so important, no matter how "busy" we make our lives.

What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
(Matthew 18:12-14 ESV)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In a Nutshell

Welcome Back!

I have decided that my personal satisfaction to even the score with the agency we were with during our International journey to find our daughter is not worth what it could cost so many other families and even worse the children that still wait for them. We believe we were lied to, mislead, and may have even been involved in some unethical practices as far as we were told by a legal representative yet we trust that this is still ALL part of the Lord's plan so we are closing the chapter on Russia and the agency and moving forward. Some days its hard and my human side would love to go to every adoption board on the net and trash their name but again would it be worth the small amount of satisfaction I would get? I don't believe so. There are tons of details I could share and tons of unanswered questions but we are choosing to let it go and continue to believe God has something bigger and better in store for our family.

The question to me used to always be "have you heard anything? when will you travel?" now the question is "what's next?" You have no idea how I'd love to know that answer myself but I don't. All I do know is that I'm going to continue to follow the Lord and as I follow I will allow Him to use me and my life in any way He feels.

We still have Gavin and Jazmine in our home, we moved all our adoption paperwork to a different agency and plan to pursue a domestic adoption of an infant girl. See how I said "plan" that's because of all I've learnt in the past 3 years its that my plan doesn't really matter and I'm becoming more and more OK with that.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Closing Blog

I hate to leave you all hanging like this and I promise I will be back soon but for right now I need to shut down the blog to all readers. I will leave it open until Thursday to give all my readers a chance to know what's going on before it's locked down. The Lord has put an amazing twist on our jounrey and for the time being I need to go completely private. This is a twist that could of only been orchestred by the hand of Our Mightly Lord!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No Way!!

4:50pm and a phone call comes across my cell pone with a 440 are code...Yes! its our agency.....and it's the director. She tells me something I never thought I'd hear. Our referral is clear and ready for adoption however.....She has a SIBLING!!! No way. I have very little info. We don't know if its a girl, a boy, older, or younger. She seemed positive that they would know more by morning but they wanted to 1st find out of 2 was even an option.....We're speechless!!