Monday, June 22, 2009

Today I understand why...

so many people say that adoption is not for the faint of heart. I can almost see why many people don't go for it, or give up shortly into the process. Today I'm feeling like we are never going to bring our baby home. Our homestudy has taken so long, it's still not done. This is supposed to be the easiest part of the process! Well if that is the case, then I can't imagine what we are in store for next. I understand that the agencies want to be thorough (we are adopting from a hague accredited country and that makes the process more complex) and we don't want any surprises down the road, but good grief!

Maybe I'm just tired from working 20 hours over the weekend, I'm not feeling very positive today. I know it will all be worth it when Ben is home, but right now that day seems very far away.


  1. I have a cousin and several friends who have adopted and have walked down a similar road as you...feeling weary and feeling like they are just humping through one hoop after another. I think your feelings are validated and completely normal considering your circumstance.

    A verse my cousin used to calm her nerves and remind her that God was in control during their "adoption journey" is Exodus 14:14. (it's a verse the Lord led me to last year for other reasons)..."The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still."

    There is only so much you can do on your part. HE is capable of taking care of all the other little details...and I know there are SO many! (this is something I will pray happens for you)

    His mercies are new every morning. Hoping you wake up today feeling refreshed and renewed...Hope still in tact.

  2. ("jumping" through hoops) OOPS!

  3. LOL Amanda, thanks!

    Love the verse! Yes, I feel much better today.