Wednesday, July 13, 2011

An update

Well… the list of places where are daughter is not located is beginning to grow.  Niles and I were recently growing increasing excited about the possibility of finding our daughter in Puerto Rico.  The list of reasons why Puerto Rico was a perfect fit grew the more we talked about it.  As we began to research, however, we found this requirement:

Statute: Tit. 31, §§ 531; 532
The adopter must:
·         Be a resident for at least 6 months

We thought there was a chance we could satisfy this statue since I lived in Puerto Rico from birth until almost 3 years old, but upon further investigation we were told that the 6 months must be the consecutive months prior to submitting the adoption petition.  So there it is. It seems as though our sweet girl is not in Puerto Rico. 

Niles and I have both had moments of disappointment as this reality has sunk in.  But we press on- by faith.  We know that the Lord our God  is faithful  Today the faithful people listed in Hebrews 11 have been real encouragement to me!  I pray they are to you as well.

We will now begin to pray about and research pursuing an adoption in: Costa Rica, Peru or Mexico.  Please pray that Lord continues to make his will clear to us and that we are obedient and faithful.

Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
 For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
 Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you. -Psalm 33:20-22

1 comment:

Kylie said...

I know you know this, but . . . I have recently found comfort in knowing and CLAIMING that God, in His Sovereignty, already knows where our children are, when they will come, and even WHO they are! We just get to wait patiently with great anticipation! YAY! :) Love you! :)