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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The hopes of this day a year ago

A year ago today we were preparing for court in Ukraine....A long awaited, monumental day in our adoption journey!

It's so great to be able to see the hopes of last year being fulfilled today....

 "Tomorrow.. ( taken from last years post on this day)

We will stand before a judge and petition to make official what we already feel in our hearts.....

that this little angel is our daughter...

that she is meant to be part of our family forever...

that she will be loved....

that she will be taught.....

that she will have opportunities to grow and the potential to be great....

that she will be able to let her light shine to the world....

Tomorrow is the day....

we will plead our case to a judge in a foreign country

who doesn't speak our language,
we will plead with her that this child is worthy of the life we can offer her,

that this child deserves to be saved and to live outside an institution

and we will pray that what is in our hearts and the spirit that has led us to this point

will transcend all language and cultural barriers and that this judge will KNOW

that it is not coincidence that we are here at this time

it is a miracle that was meant for this one little girl, a miracle that has been in the works long before now

Tomorrow is the day we will find out when we can take this sweet girl from behind these orphanage walls

and show her to the world

we will find out when we can take her across the ocean

to a world she has only dreamed of

to a family she has never known

to joy and happiness she never knew she deserved

We have had a nice Sabbath day here fasting and praying for our court tomorrow and we have felt such peace. We were able to attend church today and have some neat experiences there. Tonight one of the facilitators called to check on us and told us to be prepared to answer the question "why do you want to adopt a child with special needs from here?" We have so many answers we could give to that question, and we will pray that we are prompted tomorrow which one(s) to give that will speak from our hearts.

We don’t know exactly what the future will hold, but we are certain that this is one of the best decisions we  have ever made!

Tomorrow is the day we hope to make this little sweetheart an orphan no more!"

***Remember to enter the ipad giveaway for Susan***


  1. Mia's story is beautiful. I found your blog on Reece's Rainbow. It popped out to me because you live in Utah, which is where I live, too! Our family has fallen in love with a little girl on RR....Harmony. I have a couple questions if that's okay. What did you have to do to get the process started? Did you have to find your own social worker for the home study or did you get a referral? Actually I have a ton of questions, but I'll stop there:) We have contacted RR and they put us in touch with an agency partner. We are waiting to hear back from her. Thank you for sharing your family's story. It's truly inspiring:)

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