The Garrisons

Follow our journey on adoption #3 for child #8!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Disappointment and Trusting

We got some hard news today. I can't divulge all the details, but Nathan and I had been looking into pursuing the adoption of a certain little girl through our agency. We got the news today that this sweet girl is not adoptable at this point. We are so disappointed. We are selfishly disappointed for ourselves, because we were hoping to have her as part of our family; however, we are far more disappointed for her. We are hoping and praying that her circumstances will change and she will be matched with a forever family someday.

As for us, we will continue working on our paperwork and home study. We will plan to submit our dossier (code word for everything you never wanted to know about our life) in August when we've been home with Elijah for a year. We are leaving our approval and request for a child wide open at this point until we pray about what exactly that should be. We are open to whatever God thinks best for our family. (Did I just write that???:) Please pray with us that we will be able to discern where He's leading.

We are trusting that God has a plan - both for us and for this little girl. It's hard to make sense of things when they happen this way, but we know He knows best. He brought us the right child when He blessed us with Elijah, and we feel confident He will do it again.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord.
"Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11


Lindsey said...

I am so sorry. I definitely know the disappointment of having your heart set and being told "not yet". Praying for discernment and ROCK on to you guys for stepping out in faith, and following, WHEREVER He leads. LOVE that!

abl4 said...

Kathy & Nathan, I am so sorry.... for you and for that precious little girl who so needs a mommy to love on her and a daddy to protect her. I will continue to pray that God leads her to a loving family. Love, Amy