Saturday, January 29, 2011

Now what?

So ...  what do we do now?

Rush into committing to another child?

Stick with one child?

Pray more?

We are choosing option 3.  We redid paperwork this morning and have changed our request to adopt Elliot and an unknown child. 

What this means is that we would learn of the child during our first trip to Eastern Europe.  This is called a blind referral.  The adoption authorities will be able to present us a book with children that are available for adoption.  At which time, we will be able to decide if one of those children are meant for our family.

We ask that you would pray for clear direction from the Lord as to which child, if any, are meant to be added to our family.


  1. Hi. You don't know me, but last February I signed up to be a prayer warrior for Reeces. We have already adopted three times and I knew that we were done adding to our family. Still I have a heart for orphans. RR assigned me Elliott to pray for. So his picture has been on our fridge and we have been praying for a family for him. Even our two young daughters have been praying for him and your family. Our youngest has down syndrome and her speech is very clear. So it was always special to me, and I think to God, to hear her say Elliott's name in her prayers.

    I know that it must be bittersweet with the news about Arthur. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Somewhere across the ocean there is another child who doesn't even know how much God loves him -- but he will soon!

  2. Hi, You don't know me either. My heart has been so impressed by all the loving families who are stepping forward to adopt children that are tossed aside. I don't know if you read this blog but they are desperately looking for someone who is paper ready to take on these children. I know it is a shot in the dark but I wanted to make sure you were at least aware of this situation. God bless you in your journey to filling your van.

  3. Thank you for your prayers! Please keep us in your prayers as we continue the paperchase they call dossier preparation.

  4. Hello I don't think you know me either but I'm a warrior for a little boy that is in Elliots region his name is Oleg (18) and he REALLY needs a family fast or he will be sent to a mental institution :(

    I was just throwing that out there so you would know how much Oleg means to me and I wanted to let you know that Oleg and Elliot are in the same region and that Oleg realy needs a family!

    I hope everything goes well with the rest of your adoption and I will be praying for you!

    Madison (here is my blog I made for Oleg)


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