Many of you remember our friends John & Stephanie who tried for 3 years to get their daughter Katherine home from Guatemala. It was a LONG process. Every morning on the way to school the kids and I pray for children who are "stuck" in the adoption process. TWO school years went by and we were still praying for Katherine. One day Cameron asked, "Mom - is God EVER going to bring Katherine home?" I'm sure John & Stephanie felt the same way at times. It was hard. But they were faithful and believed that God had made Katherine their daughter. He would bring her home in His timing.
In January when adoptions began to close in Guatemala we asked for your help. The concern was that the Guatemalan government would not have a "grandfather clause" for those children who were already referred to families and in the adoption process. Many of you responded and contacted your congressmen. Katherine was one of those kids....."stuck." God honored your efforts and Katy came home several months ago.
She's doing amazingly well! It's been hard. I think John & Stephanie would tell you that adopting an older toddler can be difficult. I admire them because during the long wait they read about attaching/bonding, attended workshops, talked with other adoptive parents and most of all, prayed. When Katy came home - they were equipped. Because of that she is adjusting and thriving!
Many of you are in the "waiting" stage and are discouraged. My heart goes out to you. I encourage you to seek God during this time. His timing is confusing to us at times, but it's always perfect. John & Stephanie would say that it's worth the wait!
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret - it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land."
Psalm 37: 7-9