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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Today has been a fairly remarkable day for us! We need prayers for wisdom....

I received a phone call today from a foster mother who has a little boy who is 9 months old in her care. She wanted to tell me about him and asked if we were interested in pursuing his adoption. He sounds wonderful...he has some health concerns...but none the less...wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEN...I got an email from our original adoption agency and SHE SENT US A PICTURE OF A LITTLE GIRL WE CAN ADOPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is about three years old and is in an African country. She was abandoned at the gate of the home of a government official in her country.

You know...we've been calling our little girl that we have been praying for God to give us.... "Grace."

Well, her name isn't exactly Grace...but it is "FAITH" !!!!

Pretty cool, don't you think?

We're not sure what we are going to do. Right now we have three options...the 5 year old little boy from the neighboring state, the infant boy from our state, or little Faith.
By the way, I also think the 5 year old little boy is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With both of the little boys, we will have to be chosen by the foster care "powers that be"...to be able to adopt either of them. There may be lots of red tape and issues and other families trying to adopt them...and then there is always the fight to have the parental rights terminated. The older little guy is already able to be adopted. (I kinda want all of them.........I REALLY want all of them.....) Unfortunately, we will not find out if we can get the 5 year old until the middle of June...possibly too late to see about the other two little angels. It's kind of a gamble to work with the Foster system....We haven't yet been told we are even going to be considered for him. We won't know yet for several weeks.

With Faith, I think we just have to say "Yes"......and be able to finance the adoption.

It's pretty strange...after all this time of heartache and "living in the desert" feeling we have been experiencing, we have these three options. I hate the feeling of saying "NO" to a child.

I am not sure I will be able to sleep tonight...I may need my friend, "NyQuil."

Or better yet...I need my Friend, Jesus. I can talk to Him and fall asleep in His company!


  1. Hi Beth,
    What exciting news. I will pray that the Lord will guide you in your decision and give you clarity of thought and a real peace in your heart about which path to pursue - no matter what the outcome. Perhaps you will decide based on which adoption route rather than on an individual child so in effect you say no to the channel of adoption rather than a child if you understand what I am saying! All of these paths will eventually lead you to a child so I pray that the Lord shows you where to place your feet for we know He promises to make our paths straight if we acknowledge Him in all our ways and lean not on our own understanding.

  2. Wow! Waiting with you to see if any of these sweeties are meant to be your child. How very exciting!

  3. Oooh! I can't wait to read what happens next!