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Friday, August 20, 2010

Has He Spoken?

I am sad and yet resigned as I type this entry . . . the friends who so generously agreed to pay for our adoption of the older child in The Philippines are no longer able to do so. It is through NO fault of their own, honestly! I wish I could share all the details and it would be plain to see that our friends truly intended to take care of this adoption. We are not sure what this means for us or for the young man who waits, in his final year of availability, for a family to call him their own.
Should I begin to advocate for him in the online adoption community? Certainly anyone reading his file would love to have such a teen as a son. Should we wait on the Lord to provide another way or has God spoken and this adoption is not to be? I just can't fathom it!
Please pray. More than anything, I want this young man to have a chance to live and grow up in a family.


  1. Oh Nikki, I am so sorry for this unexpected turn. That other family must feel terrible as well. We will pray for God's will to become very clear for you and for all of the aching hearts.

  2. Nikki,

    I'll be praying that God would reveal His plan to you and that you would have His peace no matter what!

  3. Praying for comfort and wisdom for you as you seek God's will and for this special young man. Speaking from personal experience, it is so easy to get disappointed when things don't go the way I expect them to and when things are sooo much harder than I think they should be(especially when I believe I am in God's will). I keep reminding myself that Jesus never said life would be easy, just that He is with us every step of the way.