Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pressed but not crushed

Yesterday was May's consejo.  Our agency doesn't let us know but we hear through the adoption grapevine.  So although we try not to be this way, we are somehow crazily hopeful all day that the list will come out and our kids will be on it, making them officially ours.
We found out that was not going to be the case, even before the list was on the internet.  I'd be lying if I said we weren't disappointed.  As of yesterday, we didn't know why.  We didn't know what stage our paperwork is in.  It's hard to explain to people why we are in this position, when our kids are older and in a sibling group which should make them top priority.
After a little pushing, we got some information today.  Apparently, our dossier is not yet officially approved.  If you read the history, you've read that our adoption requires "special consideration" for my age.  Well....the group of folks that originally said they would make an exception for my age are not all still working for this governing body in Peru.  ONE actually remains which has to be a God thing!  We will call her The Doctor.
I am asking all you praying folks to please pray that The Doctor would be diligent in presenting our case and fighting on behalf of our kids getting a family, our family!  That you would pray for the others involved in the process (social workers, legal and psychologists) to have our kids at the forefront of their minds and to make a decision to make an exception for our special circumstances.  We don't want to be a forgotten pile of paperwork on the corner of a desk.  We need that big YES on our dossier and then a "match" made on the consejo so we can travel!
Please, please pray with us from now until the end of June.  That gives us around 5 weeks to get the dossier approved and still be on the next consejo.  It requires God movement and I believe it is possible!  The next consejo is July 1.
In the next few weeks, our 5 are going to watch 2 of their friends leave the orphanage to go live with a fabulous family in the U.S.  We are so excited for them!!  My prayer is that it provides hope to our 5 that this thing really is possible.  And that they aren't far behind!
Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do right.  Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
We will continue to defend their cause!  Thank you for those of us that will pray with us and our fighting on their behalf as well!

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