Friday, September 30, 2011


Today we met with the domestic adoption attorney. Like THE adoption attorney, who happens to live in our town. He is associated with our church and we've heard glowing reviews of his practice, so after waiting a while we finally had an appointment with him today.
Let's just say, he was a really nice man. The absolute expert in his field. I felt he was a man of integrity and knows everything there is to know about the legal aspects of what we are about to embark on. But....
We grossly underestimated what this was going to cost.
It's that old familiar feeling of coming up short. Now, Mr. Attorney, being the genuinely nice man he is gave us some options. So, we are going to have to explore those options.
I wish we could just write a check and have this guy cross every "t" and dot every "i" without any worry, but maybe this isn't the path we were meant to go down, with him at least. Either that or maybe someone who was planning on giving us some funds for Russia missed their chance and wants to pull out their checkbook and sign away....right.....
I feel as if we have completely exhausted our "adoption fairies" and we need to come up with a plan b.
I am so overwhelmed and didn't realize just how exhausted we are from the constant scrimping, saving and fundraising from Charlie's adoption. I guess I was a little foolish to think this was going to be simple.
And maybe it still can be. Please pray that once again, God would make a way for us. Pray that some of these other options pan out and we are worrying over nothing.
Now, my second wish. I wish for a personal assistant that would just take care of all this for me. Because I.AM.SO.TIRED.OF.THE.ADOPTION.PROCESS.
I am fairly certain that God didn't intend this to be so hard. 


  1. Amen. :) I wish it wasn't so hard. And I will be praying. God owns the cattle on a thousand hills...or something like that, right??

    I know, that helps about as much as someone saying, "it'll be ok." I wish there were great words of comfort I could offer. I don't know if you are at a place where you'd try to do an additional fundraiser...but let me know if I can help in anyway. Wish I could give you all the money in the world to finalize everything for baby Jack.

    Praying is all I've got!

  2. Not simple, but worth it in the end. Speak to your mountains! Nothing is too big for God. I know you know that. I just helps me for somebody to remind me of that occasionally. I'll be praying that your mountains will melt like wax!

  3. Not the greatest of comments, but as you know, things worth having are not going to be easy. God likes us to work for what we want! I will most definitely keep you in my prayers.

  4. I can certainly sympathize with you. I read an article recently or an organization that helps families raise funds for adoptions.

    I think the address is

    There are likely more organizations out there like this one as well.

  5. I will say a prayer that everything works out for you and your family.

  6. Hang in there Sarah! You've been through a lot and you came through with flying colors. If it is meant to be you can make it happen. Wishing you the best of luck. Take a little breath.