I just found out today that we have an appointment in Kiev at the agency for adoptions on Monday. I will be traveling to Kiev on the overnight train Sunday night. We will have the appointment on Monday, pick up our referral papers on Tuesday and go where the referral takes us at the earliest possible time.
We have had several friends send us information about kids they know who want to be adopted into families. We are still looking at the information provided and the photos of the kids. We will speak with the agency when we get there to see which of these children they will allow us to get a referral for. Please continue to pray for guidance and clarity from the Lord so that I will know that I am seeking a referral for the child God has selected for our family. Also pray for favor and safety as we travel to the appointment and to the orphanage where the referral will be.
I would like to ask that you pray for the child as well. He or she will have to make a huge decision. As I have mentioned on this blog before, this decision is not easy for some of these kids. They want a family who will love and support them forever, but the uncertainty of traveling to the other side of the world to live with strangers, learn a new language and new culture is sometimes so overwhelming that they choose not to go. Please pray for certainty in our new child's heart that our family is the right forever family.