Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Flair for the Dramatic

I am SO not attracted to drama. And yet, as I find myself soul searching this journey, it truly sounds like a bad soap opera that goes something like this:

Girl wants to adopt.

Girl plans to adopt baby girl from Haiti.

Girl travels to Haiti on an amazing adventure to meet her daughter.

Baby girl removed from orphanage and returned to birth family.

Girl heartbroken.

Girl picks up the pieces and moves forward to adopt baby girl 2 from Ghana.

Girl thrilled with ease and speed of Ghana program.

Girl in turmoil when baby girl 2's orphanage closes and baby girl 2 is returned to birth family.

Still proceeding with adoption, girl finally gets a court date for baby girl 2 only to be told she has one week to get to fly to Africa to appear on a whim for court.

Girl travels to Africa on an amazing adventure, falling more in love with baby girl 2.

Girl told to expect baby girl 2 to be ready to come home in about six weeks.

Six months later girl is still waiting for baby girl 2's passport only to be told the person at the passport office was arrested because he gave baby girl 2's passport to someone else.

Two and a half years later and girl is still waiting...the phrase "next week" becomes meaningless.

Girl wonders if she just seriously got it all wrong.

My motto for the week: "NO MORE DRAMA". I am so ready for a happy ending.


englr3444 said...

Dear Steph,
I sincerly hope everything turns out great, and in the end I know it will be perfect. I can not wait until she gets to come home :) I am sorry this is all happening to you :( The motto I go by day after day is: The Best things in life are worth waiting for. I know it has been very hard with this process, but keep your chin up. Things can only get better from here.
Praying for you,

Reba <3

Annie said...

I AM TOO!!!!!

I cannot believe your story. It is too much.

Especially when just having witnessed the speed and ease of the Peter's adoption. One just shakes ones head. And a woman in our parish decided to foster. Her first foster child is a healthy, emotionally balanced, charming little girl; little girl becomes available for adoption; adoption is completed.

Well, I am SURE your Mercy will be home soon. God has a plan; I am sure of it.

kayder1996 said...

You did not hear wrong. Our deepest desires are a part of who God made us to be; they were placed in our hearts by the Almighty Himself. I encourage you to try to get your eyes off the situation (which is is oh so hard becuase I've been there). Keep the word of God in your advice I've every gotten. Look to God's character. "He who calls us is faithful." "If God is for us, who can be against us?" "Know the plan I have for you...plans for a hope and a future." "I have graven you upon the palms of my hands." Praying for your wait today...

Katy said...

PRAYING for you today, my friend....I cannot imagine how your heart aches after such a long painful journey. But you ARE on the right path...stay strong and do not lose hope. God WILL bring your Mercy HOME....He is always faithful. Love you! Call if you need a listening ear.

Dawn S. said...

MN girl sort of understands what WI girl speaks of in her story as MN girl waited 17+ years to become a mama and has stories even before the adoption stories....I know the feeling of feeling like your prayers are falling on deaf ears...but He IS listening and will answer.

I think adoption is often like this....just crazy!! I am so sorry that you have had to go through all of this.

Many blessings to you and feel free to call on your adoptive friends again or just vent!!!

Laura said...

Thinking of you!

livingpurereligion said...

Thinking there should be some kind of reality TV show featuring adoptive parents... perhaps they could name it Adoption Survivor??? Hey, maybe we could vote bad agencies/government officials off the island?!?

Praying this is Mercy's week!

mlg said...

I am hoping your drama will end and that your sweet little girl will be home soon hang in there!

Laurie said...

Yeah not cool for your baby girl & not cool for Momma. My heart goes out to you.

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

I understand the life of a soap opera.

So sorry you have had to walk this walk ... but trusting that the end of the journey will bring unbelievable JOY!

Stay strong! Have FAITH! God is in this drama with you ... He knows and understands every day of it.

Laurel :)

Chantelle said...

OH.MY.GOSH. Is this actually your story?? How DREADFULLY AWFULLY MISERABLE!!! :( I'm so sorry, but it looks like you're about to go get this angel girl? Praise God! She's gorgeous and I'm so happy for you all! :)