Saturday, February 2, 2008

DNA is a match!!

Now that Sarah's birthmom and Sarah have officially been matched by DNA we can move on to Pre-Approval from the US. I am so thankful for Sarah's birthmom and her participation in making Sarah's adoption go smoothly. I was sobered and genuinely moved by the picture of Sarah with her mother that was attached to the DNA results. My heart was so saddened for her mother and equally grieved for Sarah. I trust God's plan for Sarah and her birth mom more than my own understanding, yet seeing that one picture of the two of them together deeply touched me. But it also reminded me of the great story HE is creating in each of their lives AND in each of ours spiritually....as we ALL are given a new family, new hope and new future when we accept Christ. I pray earnestly for God to be glorified through Sarah's life!

As far as next steps are concerned, we hope to soon find out that we were given a favorable review in Guatemala's Family Court(aka social worker interview). Next week could be a big week, considering we will get Sarah's monthly update/PICTURES : ) and the possibility of getting our review back! Our adoption process finally rolling along has lifted my spirits tremendously as my last few weeks of pregnancy feel very long. I think with all the good news of our adoption and week 34 "with child", it's actually finally hitting me that everything really is going to be ok......we really are going to have a healthy baby Emily and we really are going to bring Sarah home!! Thank you Lord...we are so grateful for your mercies! love to all of you and prayers for all of our sweet babies at EN!

9 comments:

The Allums Family said...

YEAH for good News! So glad you are doing good!
She is beautiful! i pray they are all home very soon!

Amy said...

DNA match-great news! You are doing well, Emily is doing well, things are moving along for Sarah!

Praising the Lord for answered prayer in so many areas! This is truly a journey of trust, isn't it.

Praying for your family. May you feel the Lord's strength these next few weeks especially.

Deidre said...

I am so glad that you got the good news. What a wonderful week you must have had.

Sarah is so beautiful! I pray that Emily continues to do well as well, and that she will come into this world in God's perfect timing! Keep us posted!

Sara said...

It is fun checking each others blogs, since our timelines and babies birthdates are so close. YEA on the DNA match! I was also very touched when we got the emailed DNA results with Kate's birthmom holding her...I just sat at the computer and cried and at how strong she had to be that day. So glad things are moving along in your case:)

Jeff Pope said...

congrats on the dna...great points. i too wondered about mateo's mom as i saw he and her in the same picture, just taken weeks ago. i have to remember they are BOTH grieving the loss of each other whether they know it or not. my part today is praying for their healing. love your blog...

Our Adoption Journey said...

Wonderful news!

Leah said...

It's always wonderful to have a step completed. I totally understand your thought process and evaluation. Wonderful that your bed rest is paying off and it won't be long now.

Enjoy this time of being off your feet... you might miss it at a later date :)

Janie Rider said...

Marianne
I was glad to read the updates on both of your precious girls. I often look at Gracie's scrapbook, which has the photo of her life giver Juanita and her. We have had Gracie home 3 years and that photo still "does something" for me. It touches my heart in a place like nothing else. As you know I look so forward to the day when I can meet Juanita and hug her and thank her for the precious blessing she gave to our family. I continue to pray for Emily and Sarah. Sarah is so adorable and I'm sure Emily will be a cutie as well. I cherish you and your friendship.
With Love,
Janie

Whitney said...

Fabulous news!

He works all things out to His Glory!