Nov 12, 2007

Adoption update

Goodmorning friends!

It feels like a while since I shared what's going on in our adoption. I guess the truth is, not much. We spoke with Ashley, our Guatemalan director at All God's Children International and then spoke with the director of their Ethiopian program, trying to gather information on what it would take to switch programs. Looks like not much, an update to our homestudy and about a month to change all the paperwork from one country to another.

After hanging up we are still unsure, but at least we have the information.

They sent us a brochure on some waiting kids in Ethiopia-one group of children really grabbed my heart. It is a sibling group of three (see any connections?)- the oldest an 8 year old boy, and twin 4 year old girls. We are still praying, my husband needs to hear from God, at this point my heart is so mixed up I can't decide. Unfortunately, it has been said about me that I would adopt everyone (which I think is a good thing, right)- so, as you can imagine, it is hard to know what is Kimmie's heart and what is God's- and the answer is NOT go with your heart- as honestly we would have 5,000 children here already ;-)
The biggest concern is this "baby waitin." I have had secondary infertility for 14 years now-and it has been 11 year of waiting for a baby. Each time I asked God for a baby, he said no and brought me an older child or children. The timing wasn't right. God hasn't taken away the desire, though as time passes it becomes heavier on my heart. So walking away from this "baby wait," may mean never. I am willing, but afraid.

Not that we're opposed to having 5,000- if God calls us to run an orphanage we are all for it. (honest.)

We are praying, not hearing much, but believing that God will give us clear direction when his timing is right.

I have a birthday soon, wouldn't it be wonderful if God told me then?


Tracie Loux said...

Thanks for the update Kimmie!
Your heart is beautiful!

ManyBlessings said...

Praying for clear direction for you. And I know what you mean about the 5000 thing. Here too.

randi---i have to say said...

Kimmie, You have a lot of people praying and waiting with you. We are all excited to see how God adds to your sweet family!

Emily said...

What a nice update! I think it's pretty smart to let your husband hear on this one for now. I know that my emotions come into play and you're RIGHT....I'm hearing what I want...and not Him. Smartie that you are, you already knew that. :)

Jenni said...

Waiting is so hard...many ((HUGS)) and prayers that God's voice is heard clearly, and soon.

javamamma said...

Thanks for posting an update. I continue to pray for you and your husband to know God's heart. And I'm praying that your heart's desire will be fulfilled in His time - there's nothing like a new baby in your arms!

Christin said...

Have you ever heard of Heidi Baker? (have I asked you this before?) She has thousands of children ...though I'm not sure if they are all through a technical adoption. but they are all the "unwanted" street children of Africa. She has a website and a book "There is always enough".

Her heart to show Jesus to the unwanted is...well, there are no words. But your words/heart in this blog remind me of her.

Debbie said...

Kimmie, infertility can be so hard, can't it? After 21+ years, my heart still aches for the baby we have not never had. We have five adopted children and as the years tick by, I feel God slowly closing the baby door. My heart grieves, but I am trying to be content.

Praying you get a clear direction.

Bobbie-Jo said...

You are in *my* prayer journal, Kimmie. :)

Lovella said...

I'll pray that you hear clearly. I admire your tender heart so much and encourage you in your wisdom of leaning on your husband in this area.

Many hugs . ..

jajbs said...

I understand about the secondary infertility, too! Your arms and heart ache. My husband and I also would have an orphanage when God opens that door... our hearts believe it WILL be one day.

I will be praying for God's wisdom and discernment for your family.


Stacy said...

oh, Kimmie--
I want to tell you: a woman at our church also had secondary infertility. Her husband and her had their first (now 18 and just left home) and they were never able to conceive again. She always wanted another, and it always weighed heavily on her heart that God's answer was seemingly "no". Fast forward to last month. At 48 years old, she became pregnant with their second child. A miracle, and such wonderful evidence that God's hand was in this all along. That He heard and answered. I absolutely believe He will answer you, too. In the affirmative.
Love you, sweet friend of mine.
ps: praying for your adoption decision. [We have a friend from church-- her and her husband have adopted two, but her sister has adopted TEN from Ethiopia!]

Nunnie's Attic said...

Aw honey, you'll hear something. I have no doubt. And in the meantime, we're all praying for you and with you.


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