To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Prayer Request

Not for me, but a family member...

After suffering years of infertility and infertility-related health issues, A and her hubby adopted an adorable little girl.  The years passed, and both A and her hubby longed for another child - a brother or sister for their little girl.

Well, they got their wish a few months ago.  A family friend of theirs called to say she was four months pregnant and wanted to make an adoption plan for her baby.  They were ecstatic, of course, and accepted.  She called again on December 19th to say that the baby girl was for sure theirs if they wanted.  It was happening!

On December 24th, the baby girl was born and although she's doing well, she is in the NICU.  That, however, is the least of A and her husband's problems...the birth mom has been virtually MIA.  She met with A and her hubby's lawyers, and called to say that all went well; but there has been no communication between the lawyers and A and her husband yet; which is seeming suspicious.

Please pray that God's will and best comes out of this situation for A and her hubby.  I cannot imagine actually getting to the point where you've held a baby and taken them into your heart only to suffer the heartbreak of possibly having the hope of having that child in your life taken from you.  I know that sometimes doors close so that you can open the one that you're really supposed to open; but I just can't believe that God would put A and her family through such heartache, and at the beginning of a brand new, fresh year too!

I am praying for clarity and wisdom for all parties, for peace for the birth mother, and for love and peace to envelope A and her whole family as they await the answers.

Thank you for keeping them in your prayers and good thoughts - everything helps!

Have a Blessed Day,
*mandie*

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