The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.
--Anonymous

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Not The News We Wanted!

This post will be short and sweet. We received word today that our Birth Mother has been given three different interview times: 5/20, 5/30 and 6/9. Our lawyer has been unable to locate her.
As of now, he still doesn't know her where abouts. Our agency is unsure how many missed appointments will be tolerated before the case goes into abandonment. If that happens, Nola will be taken from her foster family and placed into an orphanage. The case would then be entered into another court system and could drag on for a year and maybe more.
Please join us in praying our lawyer has the time and resources to invest in finding our Birth Mother. I know my God is bigger than all of this, but I am having a hard time feeling hopeful right now.
We aren't the only family receiving this news today. Please also keep Danny and Brittney and their little Kinsey in your prayers. http://babygirlreyher.blogspot.com/ Their Birth Mother has also had three interviews scheduled and has not been located.
I've said before, this process is extremely difficult in the best of times, and these are far from the best of times.

10 comments:

Becky said...

Oh! I am so sorry to hear that. I will pray that the birthmother is found quickly and the interview can be done soon.

Eric and Michelle said...

Oh Pam... I do not even have the words to describe this news. I will be praying for the birth mother to be found. Bring this baby girl home. Oh sweet Jesus let it be so!!!!

Jennifer & Craig said...

Oh god Pam...I'm so sorry to hear this. We'll be praying for all of you during this difficult time.
Jen

Lisa said...

We must remain optimistic. We are here for you - call whenever you need us!
Lisa and Ella

Steph said...

Pam, my heart just sank with this news. I can't imagine how difficult this must be. A person can only carry so much...I will be praying that God can carry some of this for you and that Nola's BM is located quickly. We are all holding up hope for you and for baby Kinsey.

The gFamily said...

I am praying for the birth mom to be found very soon!! I am so sorry that you have to go through this!! I am also praying for strength for your family!

Victoria & Joe said...

Pam,
I am so sorry to hear this.. All this is unbelievable... If she did the social worker interview can they still put her in abandonement now? This is crazy

Boo said...

My husband and I are in the process of adopting a baby girl from Guatemala too. We are stuck in the never ending pit of PGN with ya. I’m so sorry to hear about your birthmother. I’m very thankful that I found your blog so I can be connected with families going through what we’re going through too. We wish you the best of luck!
Jenn & Chris

Ferrick said...

Pam, You remember that God works on faith. Faith is activated by our belief of God's Word, belief is an action word. You may not be able to see your BM, the attorney may not be able to see her, but God can! You believe Him, He will bring her home. My heart is with you, the earthly uncertainties of adoption are painful, but the hope and promise of God is eternal. Hugs, Susie

Sandy said...

Praying for you guys, little Nola, and her birthmom.

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