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

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Still No News

Another week has gone by with no news. We're now two weeks away from the deadline. I've had a sick feeling all week and I'm afraid it's going to get worse. I've contacted an agency who does birth mother searches. All they want is $3,000 up front to assemble a team of; a Lawyer, a Social Worker, one or two investigators and a Psychologist. After assembling their team, they will decide on a plan of attack to search. After coming up with the plan, they would inform us of the plan, making sure we understand their intent and then they would begin the search. Now, I don't know about you, but I don't see all of that happening before the August 31st deadline with time left over to search. I respectfully declined the use of their services. We don't need a team of professionals. We just need a responsible Spanish speaking person who is willing to search. I may have a lead for someone to search through the woman who runs the front desk at the Hotel we stay in when we visit. I'll know more about that lead on Monday. Hopefully it will turn out to be something positive and affordable.

Mark is gone this weekend on his motorcycle. He and a friend have gone south to ride through the Smokey's and the surrounding areas. So far he's having a good time, enjoying good weather and he says he has lots of pictures I'll be impressed with when he gets home. I'm waiting for pictures of bears. He and I have taken several trips through the Smokey's and have yet to see a bear. I remember as a kid when we would take family trips down there, we would always see bears. For some reason, as an adult, I have not been so lucky. I hope he continues to have a safe trip and gets home soon. I miss him!

I'm praying the upcoming week brings lots of good news! We're still praying for that miracle.

10 comments:

Danny and Brittney said...

We will get news, we will! AND it is going to the best news ever.....positive thinking. God has not let us down yet.Just think of all the things WE have learned throughout this journey together....OK so I am trying to sound sweet and uplifting, WHat I really mean is WE NEED OUR BABIES HOME RIGHT NOW, NOT TOMORROW, NOT IN A MONTH, BUT NOW NOW NOW.........

Eric and Michelle said...

Dear Jesus bring good news. Right on time

Garland Family said...

Pam,
I had no idea what was happening with Nola's adoption. I will pray for you and your family. You have been so supportive during our adoption process (from Guatemala to China and back to Korea).
Melissa

Ferrick said...

Don't give up before the miracle happens! God sees things our human eye's cant. You lean on and trust in Him and His promises. Many blessings, I know how much you are struggling with your flesh. Susie

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

I pray all of you waiting get your children home soon. I hope they waive those BM interviews since they already interviewed them once. This process is so unfair to the poor waiting children. Prayers for your journey to end happily soon.

Nikki said...

I hope the news comes SOON!

Nikki
www.madebynikki.blogspot.com

The gFamily said...

I prayed all weekend, and I am not going to stop! I am praying for a miracle and believing that we will see it happen!!

Steph said...

First of all, I am sooooo jealous of your hubby!!! I LOVE the Smokies and have this secret fantasy of cycling (on a 3 wheeler, of course!) through the Smokies and Blue Ridge Parkway when I am old and retired! We used to live in Asheville, NC and miss the mountains so much.

Most importantly, your family is constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I know nothing will ease this stress and anxiety until Nola is yours. In the meantime, just know that you are surrounded by so much support and we are all holding up hope and many, many prayers.

Eric and Michelle said...

still praying

Ferrick said...

Pam, I am thinking of you. I have been at our cottage for the month of August, but keep checking when I can to see if there are any updates. HOpe you post soon. Prayers and blessings, Susie

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