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Just got an update from my agency and things are still 50/50 as to whether or not the adoption will go through the first stage of court next week. Here are some specific prayer requests of things that need to fall into place in order to get through this process and bring home little man:

-Please pray that the MoWCY releases their letter in time for the first court hearing on May 23rd. It’s a 50/50 chance that this letter will be ready in time.  There is nothing I can do on this end to ensure that this letter comes or ensure that it will be issued in favor of the adoption, so please pray to that regard in both.

-Please pray that the local Soddo police release their signed letter for this case in time for the first court hearing on May 23rd. In order for this to happen we also need a Zonal Administration letter to be released before this date as well.  Right now, neither of those letters have come through.

-Please pray for the birth mother.  Her court hearing is May 23rd.  Please pray that she is able to show up and give an accurate testimony for this adoption.  Please also pray that God will comfort her and surround her with love.

-I leave on May 23rd and I ask that you pray for safe travels for me.  I will also need a tremendous amount of emotional fortitude because I will meet him several times prior to my court hearing on May 30th and then have to fly home without him. Please pray that at my court hearing on May 30th, all goes well with my consent and that the case is approved.

-Please pray that God will provide the financial resources needed to continue this adoption process.  Right now the costs are hovering just above $15,000 and I still need $7,800 to pay for all of the fees and travel expenses. Given that this adoption has happened so quickly, I am literally flying by the seat of my pants trying to cover these expenses.  So far so good, but there’s still quite a ways to go.  Please pray for provision in this area.


Thank you so much for standing with me through this process.