Friday, April 8, 2011

Prayer Requests

I have been struggling with what to write, the words just aren't coming very easy. I want to write positive things, so we don't discourage others from adopting, but the truth is that this is really hard.

We really need prayer right now. This is one of the most difficult regions to adopt from, I don't think I knew just how difficult until now. It is all very confusing to us.

Yesterday, our friends the Haglers told us they were given their court date, it is next Thursday. At first, the judge they were assigned to would not hear their case until July! But Marina (our facilitator) begged for a new judge, it was granted and court was rescheduled for next week. Sounds great, except this judge has only heard one other adoption case and it was not for a child with special needs. This judge thinks that people only adopt children with special needs to harvest their organs. I have heard of this and it sounds like a joke, but it is not. They have to have proof that they are a good family and really will take care of the children and that that will be good in their family. this is all too much to do without the Lord and without your prayers. Please pray for them and their children that are at home.

We need your prayers too. Soon after the Haglers told us their court date was assigned, Marina called us as well and said we were given the same judge they were originally given and that our case wouldn't be heard until July as well, but once again she begged for a new judge. We were assigned the same judge they will have, but our court date is not until April 29th. This is 3 weeks away and a lot longer than we had anticipated. Marina is doing all she can do to get it sooner, but if it doesn't happen, Josh will have to go home until court because he can't take that much time off from work. This really scares me, it is already difficult here, it will be even harder to be here without him and to be here for this long.

I am trying to be positive, but it is hard to think that we will get to the end of this and still not be able to bring Kaylee home. I do see God's hand in some of this, like the fact that we brought our children with us.

So please be praying, tell everyone you know to be praying, we need all we can get. Pray for the judge and pray that he will act in our favor. Pray for an earlier court date, but also pray that we will be able to endure if that isn't what happens.

We did have a good visit with Kaylee today, though she fell asleep for a little bit.


  1. Crystal-I am praying, and praying hard! Thank you for trying to keep things positive for us, but I appreciate your honesty and openness. We need to know what is coming so we can prepare ourselves. Please pass our thanks on to Marina as well for advocating for us so that we will all be able to bring our babies home. Hang in there!

  2. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27) He has gone before you. We will keep you in prayer. We love you.
    Mom and Dad, Poppy and Grammy, Ms Sarah, Jonah kitty, Josiah, PC and Harley. We all miss you.

  3. If God is with you, then who can be against you? Crystal I am praying so hard! I am so ready for you guys to come home! Praying for favor, and strength! Love you all!


  4. My family is praying for you guys and the Haglers.

  5. i changed my password so now i can log in to leave a comment! i have just "commented" through email-i don't know if you have been able to check email. she is sooooo beautiful. it is serile seeing y'all with her! that is so sweet how the kids love her so much!