Saturday, July 9, 2016

A God sized goal



We received NOC (No Objection Certificate) in late January and we were excitedly waiting for our case to enter the court system. In March our case was filed and we were hopeful to clear court in April before the courts closed for summer break in May. That didn't happen so we waited through May, which happens to be a busy time of year - end of the school year events, kindergarten graduation for my K kids - so it went by quickly. In late May we were able to FaceTime our sweet girl. Oh my goodness! Talk about falling in love with a kid we've never met, all over again. She appears to be a daddy's girl already which is pretty awesome! SJ asked to see daddy and sadly he wasn't there at the time so she called back the next day. The next morning we were serenaded by our sweet girl and her friends by way of technology. When her pals started blowing kisses to Scott she indignantly said, That's MY dad! I then picked up Nugget, our mini schnauzer, so she could see our dog. Her friends started shouting and cheering. SJ then informed them, That's MY dog! Needless to say she has no problem saying how she feels and how wonderful is it that she's so possessive of us already?! She knows we belong to her and that makes my heart so happy! We can't wait to smother her with lots of love! I'm thinking she won't have any problem telling us when she's had enough. From what we can tell she appears to be self confident, mature and maybe slightly bossy. These are pretty common traits of older kids that have grown up in an orphanage so we are aware bonding and attaching may be a challenge. We know she's been loved since she arrived at her orphanage and we are so thankful for those that have taken great care of her all these years. She's ready to come home though as she tells her caretakers almost daily that she's ready to pack her bags and go to America! I really wish she understood how hard we have worked to make that happen....

We are currently entering our fifth month in court and praying we see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.


(In NC face timing with our daughter!!)


This adoption has taken nearly two years to complete. Two years of paperwork, praying, waiting, wishing, dreaming, more praying, even more paper work, plenty more waiting. Every twist, turn and delay has pointed right back to our girl. We started this adoption with a God sized goal -  all five of us would go to India and come home as a family of six. Since we hope to visit Ryan's birth city and orphanage as well, we wanted Katie and Braden to see where their siblings were born and experience their culture first hand. One day we won't be on this earth anylonger but the little ones will have their older siblings to answer questions about their culture and recall their time in India. We didn't know how a trip like this would be possible but we prayed, saved, fundraised and God made it happen! It still blows my mind that the God of the universe cares about little me and my minuscule problems. He provides in ways that are unimaginable. While he may not answer them how we would like, he hears every single prayer. You see, my husband purchased a cancer policy 19 years ago. Sometimes it pays for things and sometimes it does not. We were blindsided by God's provision. God took something meant for evil, and turned it into something good - oh so good. A total Genesis 50:20 moment! This girl has such an amazing story and we can't wait to share all the details with her! 


Don't you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good
Genesis 50:20

8 comments:

  1. Hello! My husband and I are hoping to adopt a child from India and I'm curious what agency you're family is working with. Could you please post the name? It sounds like your experience has been relatively short and very positive so far! Also, I noticed that you're in NC (at least in the above pic) which is where I'm located as well. Some of the agencies I've researched only support India adoptions on the west coast.

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    1. I'd love to chat with you. Email me at @miamyindiangel@gmail.com

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    2. Oops correct email here miamyindianangel@gmail.com

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  2. I actually was hoping to reach out to you as well. I've been watching your little girl's timeline and praying that these endless court dates come to an end soon! I'm in the process of adopting from India and currently waiting for my NOC. Out of curiosity in which state is your daughter located? I will be dealing with Telegana and I hear there court process can be long.

    For the poster with the comment above, I'm using Children's Home Lutheran Social Services of MN, I don't believe they don't have any regional requirements, since I'm located in CO

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    1. I'd love to chat with you more. Please email me at @miamyindiangel@gmail.com

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  3. I'm so sorry try this miamyindianangel@gmail.com

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  4. Hi my name is Karina and I live in Virginia and am adopting from India! I am absolutely loving reading your story. I just received a referral for a little girl. I would love to know more about your experience and how long you spent at the orphanage the day you picked up your son and then your daughter. I also love the wall decal you got and would love to know where you got it.

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