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All Good Things Come to Those that Wait...and Pray!

I just talked with our attorney (we were not at the meeting) and she said that the judge wanted to review our case and will give us an answer on Monday.  Ah, Monday seems so far off!  There are two judges for the children's sector in our state and the one assigned to our case happens to be the more difficult (as in takes her time, is critical, and skeptical).

However, that does not intimidate us.  We know that so many folks are praying and we believe that God can even change the heart of a judge who doesn't have any children and doesn't understand the heart of a mother. I am asking God for patience and the trust in Him that His  timing his perfect and His ways are perfect.

After Monday when we receive a favorable response, we will need to present ourselves in front of the judge and she will interview us on why we want to adopt.  We want to be salt and light to this woman.  Would you please be in prayer for her (Evelyn) and for us?  We really, truly appreciate your intercession. We are convinced that adoption is at the heart of God and the Enemy does not want to see orphans put into loving, God-fearing families.  So, difficult judges are just part of the process and we look forward to sharing with you our victory soon!

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  1. Adoption is awesome. Four of my five siblings are adopted and I can think of few things that have shaped my life more. I'll be praying for you.

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