Saturday, November 1, 2008

No Easy Way to Say This...

Our hearts are very heavy today as we have learned that Anchise's birthmom is unwilling to relinquish her for adoption. She did not appear for DHS while I was in Haiti and did not appear for her rescheduled appointment on the 22nd. She came to the orphanage this morning and indicated there was simply no way she was going to sign. She also told the staff that her situation has not changed in the past year, which means she is still unable to provide a home for Anchise. At this time the plan is for her to come to the orphanage to pick her up on Monday.

This news has been devastating. It seems the time we spent together just a few short weeks ago was but only a dream. We desperately need your prayers!

Please pray for Anchise's protection when she leaves the orphanage. Three Angels has been her loving home for over a year. Please pray that she will be loved and provided for in every possible way. Please pray for her mother, and that if she realizes she is unable to parent her, that she will return her to Three Angels with peace in her heart. Please pray for our family as we wait quietly to hear the Lord's plan for us. May His will be done...

My hope is in the Lord,
Who has renewed my strength,
When everything seems senseless,
My hope is still in Him
Who has made heaven and earth,
And things seen and unseen.
Whatever shade of passing day
My hope is still in Him.

35 comments:

Sarah and Tim said...

hang in there!

Kathy said...

I am so sorry this happened to you. I know that she is the child of your heart.

Bill and Christina said...

Stephanie,
I am so sorry to hear that. You and your family are in my and my families prayers. My God comfort you in this time. Stand in Him alone and listen to His voice only!
Christina

Cara Peckys said...

I am so sorry. I will pray for her safety and for your own peace and understanding. My heart is breaking for you.

Greg's Wife said...

Praying for all your family, Anchise, her birth mother, etc. We ache with you and we just hate this for you. We love you. - the Greens

Laura said...

Oh Stephanie,
This is so heart breaking. I can't imagine your pain and desperation. I am so sorry and I'm praying right now.

Laura

Kim said...

I am so so sorry to read this. How your family must be hurting. I will pray for you, and little Anchise. What a terrible situation.

Major Mom said...

My heart is broken for you. It is worse than death in a way, to know this child you love already like your own will never come to you. We had a similar situation...it hurts like crazy. Prayer is a soothing ointment to the pain.

blessedfamily said...

Ohh Stephanie. I am sooo very, very sorry. You, your family and Anchise will be in my prayers. Allow yourself to grief for your loss and pray for guidance from our Savior.

Praying for you.

stephanie garcia said...

My heart is breaking for you tonight as I pray for God's supernatural comfort and grace for you in the midst of this situation ...

Kathy Eden said...

I really can't find words to adequately express my deep angst regarding this & know that it is only a fraction of what you are feeling. Praying for you, Jeff, Anchise, & all involved!

Lisa said...

This is kinda similiar to what has happened to me but the little girl that i was interested in is getting adopted to someone else in my church,but i was still devastated,she was my little girl in my heart..I will keep you and her in my prayers..

Tereasa said...

Oh Dear, I am so sorry. This is not an easy path which you have chosen. I know your heart must be aching terribly right now. You have been so excited up until now. I pray that God will renew your strength so that you will not give up.

Rebekah Hubley said...

praying for you, Anchise, her mother, 3 Angels, and your family!!!!

Michelle said...

I feel your pain and am praying for you! The Lord is our hope, our strength, our refuge, our strong tower!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths!

The Gang's All Here! said...

I am so so sorry. You well know our story and I'm certain that you were one of the faithful to lift us in prayer in our hard time. You can be assured, we will do the same for you. Please know that God will make His way clear. And you will be blessed for your faith and trust in Him. I am praying for you, friend.

Eric and Michelle said...

I won't stop praying my sweet friend.

Amanda said...

You're on my heart tonight and I do pray that God will grant peace that surpasses your understanding...

Momto13 said...

We are praying.
Blessings,
Sarah

Leslie said...

I am so sorry. Praying for your family and for Anchise and her mother.

kdetter said...

i will pray today for you and anchise!!!

keri

Haiti said...

Stephanie,
It is in times like these we must walk by faith. You are not alone,I am lift you in prayer.
Sandy

Lena Wright said...

My heart aches for you dear sister. I'm so sorry for this development. I will keep you all in prayer. May God's peace surround and comfort you. With much love and sending hugs....

Lena

Brandy and Troy said...

PRAYING!!! I am so sorry!

Brianisarockstar said...

I am so sad. I have tears. I just don't even know what to say. I know there are no words of comfort. The pain you are feeling, I have felt. It is like no other. I wish that you did not have to experience this.

My Family and I are praying for you.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I am sorry... the comment above was from ME... not the rockstar!

Amanda said...

Loving and praying for you all today.

Chapter Two Manmi said...

Praying for you!

Mary said...

Praying for you and that precious little girl... I am so sorry you got this news. I also pray that God would move quickly in this situation.

steffany said...

I am so sorry.

Many are the plans in a man's heart but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

That verse from Psalm meant everything to me during our many losses on this crazy adoption journey.

Again sweet lady, I am so sorry.

crispy said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Praying that God comforts you and protects your baby.

Tracy said...

Wow, I don't even know what to say. That is just heart breaking news. My thoughts and prayers are with you...

kayder1996 said...

I'm a little slow here. Just came over after you left a comment on my blog. How crushing...I think everyone who has adopted has thought of what they would do if their child could not be adopted. While those thoughts can't substituted for the actual experience, it hurts my heart just to think of. May your prayers and tears be like libation sacrifices to God. And may you remember that He has those same tears captured in a bottle...
Kayla

Laurie said...

Stephanie I just read this news & my heart is breaking for you. I will keep sweet Anchise in my prayers that she is loved & looked after.

I can't imagine how you are feeling, especially since you went & recently met her. I will check back often to see how you are doing.

Sending BIG HUGs as you process this loss.

Hugs, Laurie

Dawn S. said...

I was holding out hope that this would not take place. HUGS to you!!