July 2008 Adoption Update


Hooray!

We found out this morning that Adelia is now legally free- meaning that the court has terminated her birth parents' rights, and she is now officially available for adoption!

Praise God! In my mind and heart it's been 99.9% official this entire time, and I really would have been shocked if it did not go this way.

And yet, upon hearing the news this morning, I burst into tears. It was so good for my heart to know that this precious girl of ours really gets to be ours.

A side note: I think this is the first time in both of our kids' adoptions that something has happened BEFORE they told us it would happen. This has been a super quick process so far. Everyone says so. Sometimes this process (with very similar birth-parent scenarios) can take years. Adelia has been with us for 4 months. Just another testimony to God's hand in every detail of this. I am so grateful.

So now we move forward on the adoption process, which will probably take about three months.



[The above photo was taken by Amy on Tuesday of this week.]

29 comments:

  1. Yippee! So exciting. It must feel so great to know without a shadow of a doubt she's yours!
    She is so cute too!
    Congratulations!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!
    :)
    This makes my heart smile

    Sara

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  3. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Rejoicing with you!

    Lisa

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  4. Wow! That's fantastic news! So pleased for you all.

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  5. YEAH!! I cried a little for you! I'm so thrilled for you, sweet friend. Kiss her for me!

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  6. Praise the Lord!
    Very exciting, wonderful news

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  7. I'm with Sara! It made my heart smile, too. I'm sooo happy for you. God is good!

    Susan

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  8. HOOORAAYY!! What a great way to end the week. She is such a blessed little girl!
    xoxoxo
    -April

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  9. Awesome, awesome, awesome! Rejoicing at this tremendous blessing.

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  10. Praise the Lord! This is wonderful news indeed!

    And-- I love the picture! You both look so beautiful, and I can't believe how much Addie has grown!

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  11. Very good news! Thanks for letting us know!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Rebeca

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  12. Yippee!! That is great news!! Your little Adelia reminds me so much of Natalie last year!! She's just adorable.

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  13. Hi Stacy :) What wonderful news! We are praising the Father with you... Love, Q

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  14. Congratulations, Stacy and Mark! (And kiddos!) Isn't our God amazing?

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  15. What a relief! congratulations.

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  16. wonderful news! congrats. she's a beautiful little baby. what a blessing.

    missy~

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  17. Congratulations! What a beautiful picture, too!!!!

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  18. Hip, hip hooray!!! I am doing the happy dance for you today! Praise God!

    Keep us posted! I am EATING up every.single.word. about this as we are about to be licensed ourselves....finally. :)

    Peace, Mama!

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  19. Yay! So thankful and happy for you guys!

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  20. ...and I "burst" a little tear for you, too.
    That 0.01 % is very small, but very heavy!
    She is so beautiful! I MUST get my arms around her soon!! :)

    I am so very happy for you!

    michelle

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  21. Wow!! Very quickly! Congratulations. I pray that the rest of the process will go as smoothy.

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  22. Congratulations! :)
    I have a friend waiting and praying for the same news. It's not nearly 99.9% official.

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  23. Praise the Lord! Upon hearing this news I wanted to rush to your house and give you a big hug - but since that would be very expensive, I'll settle for {{{{Stacy}}}}

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  24. Stacy,
    After you posted about your little bowl of mealtime prayers, we started doing the same thing- I love that idea!
    We pulled your family name out to pray for today at lunchtime and we will continue to pray for Addie and her adoption process!!
    I'm hoping to meet her soon!

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  25. Congratulations! What terrific news.

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  26. How wonderful Stacy...yes, having been on the years end of one of our adoptions...I shout Praise God for 4 months!!

    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

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  27. This is wonderful news! I am so happy for your whole family!

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  28. Her story started out so similar to our first foster daughter's story that I have been praying to hear that her parent's rights were terminated. After our little one went back to her mom it was crazy hard. I have truly been praying that would not happen to you and am so glad it did not. BLESS YOU AND YOUR LITTLE GIRL!!!!

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