I often use this blog as a forum for “the Goode family” adoption woes. I can be pretty selfish that way. It’s all about me. It’s my blog, after all. But my heart has been broken lately for some of the Mama’s I mentioned yesterday.
Did you realize that many of the families adopting from our babies’ home have been holding pictures of their babies for over HALF OF A YEAR!? Did you know that some of these children will have their SECOND birthday before their parents can get to them? Sure, I know people adopt older children all of the time, but these families intended to adopt babies. They wanted to hold their children from their very early days of life. Since then, they’ve fallen in love with the toddlers they were matched with, only to watch more time slip away because of bureaucracy and red tape. Imagine the pain of watching YOUR child grow up on another continent through occasional pictures.
These families are waiting on court appointments so they can fly to Uganda and wrap their arms around the children God has entrusted to them. These parents daily walk past empty cribs, and new clothes that have become too small. Some of their journeys started with infertility, adding to the pain of this lengthy journey towards parenthood. Others already have children who ask daily when their siblings will come home.
WILL YOU PRAY that the court systems begin to move, and QUICKLY? Will you ask others to pray? We all need your prayers. We have no power over this situation. God holds it in His hands. Yes, we ask for God’s glory first. We ask for His will. But we also ask for His mighty hand to MOVE. PLEASE join us. Hearts are breaking. We are asking for your help. God is MIGHTY, and LOVING, and POWERFUL. HE can do it! Please join us as we pray in faith!