Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Adoption Update

Adoption Update

I just wanted to give everyone an update! I know I have been a little quiet about our adoption lately. It’s just been hard for me to take it all in and to share. I want to apologize because I need to share our story! Because it is not “our” story it is God’s story being played out through us. I give all the Glory to God, even through the good the bad and the ugly.

A LOT has happened the last few months.

We actually got word in October that we might not get to adopt Ali. It’s still in limbo as we were told “you cannot adopt him right now But you MIGHT in the future”……… when that future is, we have no idea…3 months? 6 months? 12 months? 2 years? Never?

Our hearts have been crushed… the only thing that keeps us going is

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Not just for the Deason Family but for little Ali as well. It breaks my heart that he is still in the orphanage when we should actually be so close to having him home with us now. My prayer is that he will be adopted soon, If not by us then by someone that can give him a loving home.

That same week God opened another door. We were given another referral of a little boy, Abass , that needed a home. He is around 4-6 years old. I have to admit. We had no clue what to do. Do we just wait on Ali, not knowing if we will ever get to adopt him? Do we move on?

Talk about emotional overload. I cried for a week straight! I cried out to God and sought out Godly Christian counsel from people I knew and could trust. It came clear to me that I would never give up on Ali! He is my son. Until God tells me otherwise I will fight like heck for him! My GOD can move mountains! He parted the Red Sea! He died on the Cross for My sins! I have faith that God will one day bring my baby boy home to us!

Then I looked into Abass’s eyes and saw a little boy that so desperately needed a family to love him too! I told Justin,”You don’t want to know the answer I have”. But he already knew what I was going to say. He knows the person he married. And the person God put him with. He thinks God is crazy sometimes LOL.

So looks like we are going to be adopting two little boys! Both are different situations. And I have to admit. I am a little scared, but I’m putting my trust in God.

So here is what happens next.

Our next step with Abass is a court date and to travel to meet him. –they have told us it could be as soon as the end of the year!!!!! Yes that is in 4 weeks!!! I am not counting on it…..but I guess I should have it in the back of my head. J But more likely it will be in a few months.

For this to happen we need to raise $6,5000!!

So that is our Goal as of now! We need to be prepared to travel to meet our sweet boy Abass. So we could need $6,500 is less than four weeks… ok I just had a heart attack!

In the meantime we are in continuous pray that the situation in Ali’s region will resolve and they will call us and tell us that we can proceed with his adoption. If they do we will that that road as it comes. I give my complete trust and faith in God!

I want to thank each and every one of you for your support if our adoption. It really means a lot to us.

If you feel the need to help us with our next step in our adoption you may do so my contacting us. autumnlj@yahoo.com

Love, The Deason Family