Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tough decision

AAI faxed us Mimi and Yonas' information today, and we have decided that, sadly, we do not feel called at this time in our lives to take on that magnitude of a challenge. Their medical conditions appear much more complicated than we had believed, especially Mimi's, who in addition to nystagmus exhibits some behavior that could potentially be autistic (or best-case related to neglect.) Our hearts go out to these kids and we hope and pray that they will find a family very, very soon. They are of utmost value in God's eyes and their special needs make no difference to their worth or value. It is comforting to know that He is looking out for them.

It is a hard call to make because the bottom line is that they need a loving home regardless of whatever problems they may have (and really, especially BECAUSE of their problems), and I also believe God will give you the strength and grace to do His work. However we have decided to wait for a more manageable situation. There will always be unknowns and challenges with children, no matter who they are and where they're from, but right now we don't feel like we are wanting to take on what could be serious developmental disorders. Someday down the line this may change, but for now we will continue waiting for a referral of somewhat healthy infant twins (though will of course remain open to waiting children as well.)

So please continue praying for a referral to come soon, and also keep Mimi and Yonas in your prayers. We will keep you posted!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to contact you this way, but I couldn't think of any other way.I was reading over your blog and couldn't believe it when I found out you are locals (sort of). My husband and I are starting the process of adopting from Ethiopia. We mailed in our application to AAI last Thursday 10/20. I would love to talk with you about adopting from Ethiopia. Oh yea, we live in Morro Bay. Hope to hear from you.
In Christ, Stacey
email address:


Blog Template by