Friday, December 5, 2008


Honestly, I cannot deal with anymore set backs with this adoption. One step forward and 10 steps back. One smile for happiness and than a million tears of frustration and despair. We were matched with our daughter on August 13th. 4 months later we still don't have Travel Approval from China. We just heard from our agency a few minutes ago. Guess what? China just increased their orphanage fee. They now want an additional $2000.00. Yup that's right, $2000.00. So the adoption of Halainah Grace, our daughter is now on hold. If we cannot come up with this money we cannot travel to China. On top of this $2000.00 we still need to have enough money to travel to China, stay there for 2 weeks, and eat while we are there. At this point I'm completely numb. While I want to believe that this was God's plan for us way before we even knew it, I feel like some evil force is doing all they can to stop this adoption. As all stands now, we cannot move forward unless a miracle happens and money starts to grow from trees.


A little piece of 7th heaven said...

I read this last entry and I literally felt like my heart was going to stop beating..this can not be. Honestly, at the moment I can not even compose thoughts and to say I am praying right now(even though we both know how poweful prayer is and how GOOD GOD is)feels like not enough to say..
Just know my heart is aching for all three of you......some way, some guys ARE Jesus' name we ask...
all our love,

Robert said...

Hey Guys:
I am sorry to hear of the extra financial burdens put upon you, it seems really unfair. I wish you both a sense of peace through this difficult time. Please remember that the miracle is that you will be parents of a beautiful, healthy baby girl from a land far, far away. She will get here, maybe not for Christmas, but she will get here at the right time. Halainah has a warm, loving home to look forward to- that is the miracle. The waiting and extra financial burdens will seem quite small once you have Halainah in your arms.Please try and stay positive, it will all come together when it is meant to.

Angie Vinez said...

Our God is an awesome God. He can do great and mighty things. When it seems like there is no hope, He makes a way. He's proven it time and time again, and I know He's going to do it for your family as well.

My heart is broken for you, and I wish I had every penny you needed to bring your daughter home.

Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.