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!
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!