We are just in shock over this whole situation. We have seen his face and held him in our arms and we are physically sick over even the thought that all that could be ripped away. We are, however, clinging to the same promise since the beginning of this incredible journey. We have never been in control of this adoption. We never have been for a second. We have relied on God fully and will continue to do so. We have relied on the our wonderful family and friends. We will continue to do so. We have relied on our "invisible" blog friends, the ones that have paved the way and the ones that are following behind. We are still a community going through the same thing together. We will weather this storm.
99% of people that adopt children, both at home and abroad, are good, loving people that would do anything for their children. While it infuriates me that 1% of the population "spoils the bunch" we just need to pray that that logic prevails in this situation. Adoption is God's idea, God forgive us for making such a mess of it sometimes.
We appreciate your prayers right now. We are trying not to be selfish and think only of "our son". This woman's actions have caused a ripple of turmoil for the lives of thousands of families and children. Potentially 750,000 orphans living in Russia at this very moment. But we can only think of one little face right now and he is waiting for his mama and his papa to come back to get him everyday. I hope that logic prevails and they think about the "abuse and distress" that would cause on our one little boy and all the other children that are waiting for their mama and papa to return to them.