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Saturday, July 12, 2008

We Need Prayer...

I am so hesitant to write this post, mainly because I don't want to discourage anyone in the midst of adoption or thinking of adoption. But, this is a side you need to know about, unfortunately.

We need prayer. It seems the agency we worked with for Nolan's adoption has "miscommunicated" some pretty serious issues to us. In fact, we are at this point, not even sure about birthmom's rights. Let me explain...

Agency was in Utah, birthmom and babe were in PA. Birthmom signed Utah consent forms to relinquish her rights but apparently these consents may not meet PA laws and so would be invalid. Our lawyer is still looking into this but if this is the case then they will have to go back to birthmom and ask her to re-sign her rights. This is the scary part because she is really having a hard time with giving him up and has been calling agency alot.

The next issue is that we were told birthfather's rights were terminated but alas, that is not the case either! We were told the fees for this adoption and that would be it except for travel and finalization. But now we are told that we have to pay for a lawyer to locate and terminate bd's rights too! Can you say BIG EXPENSE?! As if the adoption wasn't stretching our already thin finances as it was now we have these added expenses and concerns!

So, with all that said, please, please pray for us. We know God is in control and I'm really trying to hold on to that and not fear but sometimes it's hard, especially when I look into my sweet Nolan's eyes.

Also, while you are petitioning for us if you could lift up these other prayer concerns as well we would so appreciate it. Friends of ours just lost their 15 yr old daughter almost a month ago to a drowning death and the dad, Rick, just found out this week that he has a cancerous mass in his lung. Please pray for strength, healing and God's blessings to flow over this family.

My dad is also having some health concerns and we would appreciate you lifting him up as well.

Thank you friends for joining us in prayer. I would so appreciate you leaving me a comment that you are praying. It would really boost my spirits and encourage us onward.

7 comments:

Salzwedel Family said...

My heart is heavy for your family & the others you mentioned. I will be praying. I can't imagine how difficult this must be on many levels.
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Hold on to Jesus, and cling to his love. Rest deep in his mercy, whenever things get rough. And don't lose site of his goodness
and don't ever doubt this truth, that when you hold onto Jesus He's holdin onto you.
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His Hands His Feet Today said...

Oh Lisa!
Praying for this whole situation. You were "blessed" (ha!) to watch our whole ordeal with Little L. ... God is bigger and he is in control!!! May peace flood your soul and may the agency help you straighten out the mess they put you in.
Hugs,
K

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Wow... That is a lot going on. I will be praying Lisa. Please keep us posted.

Brandi said...

Oh Lisa! I'm so sorry. Yes, I'm praying right now. . .Lord, give direction and discernment where it is needed! Also, give your peace that passes human understanding. Lord work and work powerfully on behalf of this family. Help them to keep their eyes fixed on you throughout this process so that it is a time of clinging and intimacy! Please Lord, be glorified!

Brandi

Christine said...

I will keep your family in my prayers. What an emotional time you are all going through. Nolan is just a precious little guy. What a blessing.

Dana said...

Lisa,
Had no idea all of this was going on. Just remember our situation with the twins and how the impossible became possible. Just when I was ready to give up and say goodbye to the boys...God showed up!
We'll be praying for you.
Love,
Dana

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Oh I'm so sorry...that is a lot to deal with. Praying the Lord's hand will be evident in the middle of the chaos.