Yep, that's right. Almost a BOY! Monday morning I received a call from our agency telling us that they sent an email with a picture of a child, the medical reports attached and wanted Marty and I to pray about adopting this child. It was a precious boy with delayed growth. The medical report stated that he was healthy but was delayed in growth due to the lack of activity and movement. After talking and seeing the child's picture Marty and I decided to contact a doctor and ask her to look at the reports and help translate them. Marty and I have no idea how to read these reports. Anyway, the Dr. gave a few questions to ask the agency which we felt were also of importance before we said yes to adopting him. We also contacted a dear friend who we trust and love unconditionally and asked him to take a look at the report as well. His response was the same with more of a concern of the motor skills.
WOW! What do we do? Do we accept this child? Is this God's desire for us? Is wanting a girl just our desire or did God place that desire in our hearts? If so, then why did we receive this child so quickly? If we accept this child will he have medical issue that we can deal with? Many, many more questions were asked over and over. Finally, we decided that if I were actually pregnant and we wanted a girl but went to the doctor to find out that I was pregnant with a boy and that he would have a medical condition we would still have this child and provide for him and love him unconditionally. This child sent to us by email is no different.
This morning we had decided that pending a Hep C test and an updated motor skills report that we would indeed adopt this child. However, God had other plans. Marty called the agency to talk to our case worker but there was no answer, he did leave a message. After the call I returned to my email to see if they responded to our email and they had. It stated that this boy had been adopted already by someone else. WOW!! Isn't it awesome how God closed that door.
I had mixed emotions when I read the email. I was upset that he was not going to be ours but thrilled that someone else has no chosen their child. I pray for this boy and his new family. I pray that will love unconditionally as we would have.
These past few days have been a roller coaster of emotions and a learning process. We now know that when they send a special needs request they literally mean that yes, they need an answer that day.
Please continue to pray for us and our child. Please pray that we will make the right decision when the time comes.
Thank you to all who prayed with us this week!
In His Name!