Saturday, February 25, 2012

matched and mismatched

I have been asked a lot lately (well, not a lot, but more than usual) if we are certain that we're definitely matched with Gia.  My answer: yes!

And then I ran across this blog today.

This family is hurting because their daughter (from Korea) is now being adopted by her foster mother after they've waited 18 months to get her.  Now, this family is using a different placing agency, so I'm praying this isn't even an option for us.  Plus, Gia's foster mom is a little older, so I doubt it's even a thought for her.  Regardless, I'm so shocked and curious.

I just emailed our social worker to find out the scoop on that particular topic, so hopefully my nerves will be eased this week.

Please pray for that sweet family.  I just cannot imagine...

In other news, there is no others news. :)
We are still hanging out waiting on a green light to get our hopes up for something.  With each passing day, I know we are closer to bringing her home, and I take a lot of comfort in that.  It's crazy to think that in less than a year we will be a family of three!  I'll be honest though, sometimes I wonder if it won't be longer than a year.  Either way, we are trusting that God has given her to us and that we will be able to love on her in the coming future.

Oh, I did call our credit card company yesterday to check on our travel points because we've been paying every single bill with that card in hopes of racking up some major travel rewards.  Turns out, not so much luck with that.  It seems we have about $500 of "money" to use for travel with our points, which is not even one ticket to Korea.  Kevin was quick to remind me that it's $500 less than what we'll have to pay.  True!  If any of you out there have flyer points of some sort that you want to give to a good home, just let me know.  :)

Sending Hugs


  1. How heartbreaking - though I do agree (as she mentioned in the blog) that probably was best for the child (to stay in her country, with the only parents she's ever known) but goodness I cannot imagine!

    I let fear grip me for just a second reading this but then told Rusty - "You know, bad things can happen whether you're adopting domestically, internationally, or having a baby yourself! We can't let fear stop us!"

    Claiming perfect peace for your heart sweet friend in Jesus' name - fear has NO PLACE there!

    Love you guys!

  2. *clarification - I'm not saying people shouldn't adopt from overseas, I'm just saying I do understand how traumatic it can be for a child to be taken from her foster parents and brought to a whole new country/culture. And if the foster parents were willing to adopt I can see how that would be a good thing.

  3. Such beautiful reminders, Ericka. Thanks! Love you, friend!

  4. Came across your blog & am enjoying following your journey.
    Be encouraged: God builds amazing families out of all kinds of circumstances. You will have your little one home!

  5. Malerie: I will be praying for that family as well. Wow...I really can't imagine what they are going through...