This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Good news that just feels bad

I just got this note from Stuart at Limiar.  I'm sure all of this news is good, but waiting longer (and not knowing how much longer) just feels bad.

Dear Kim,

            I spoke to Lino last evening.  Luciana still has not returned to work after her trip to Brazil.  

            Lino informed me that the substitute judge does not want to make a decision in the case preferring to wait until the acting judge returns.  According to CEJA, these children will either be placed with your family as a unit or broken up and adopted separately.  That is the choice the judge has to make, and CEJA always had a strong belief that the children should be kept together and placed in one family if at all possible.  Because of CEJA's strong support for your family and because the precedent is that the sibling groups are always placed together if possible, we still believe that reason will prevail, but it will be another couple of weeks before a final decision is made.  I wish I had better news today for you because I am sure you do not want to be in this agonizing state of limbo any longer, but I believe that we are doing all we can to get this adoption approved.  

            Luciana will be able to review and confirm this information by tomorrow, I suppose.


Stuart Cameron

Limiar USA Inc.



Amber said...

Hearing something is better than hearing nothing (maybe?), right? God bless you for your patience...maybe this is to prepare you for the patience He will require of you in the future as parents... xoxo

Chris, Tammy and the gang! said...

Hi Kim,
I'm sorry to hear this! I know how exciting it feels to get everything ready for your child and then have to wait. I will be praying the news is good and ALL the kids will stay together and be adopted into your family!!!!

Please take care,

Rachelle, Mike, and David said...

How difficult for you at this time--I do know and feel your frustration along with you. This morning when I prayed for you, it wasn't for patience--it was for peace. God knows what is best for His children, including them staying together.