When Adoptions Fall Through
Have you ever had the door slammed shut on something your heart ached for? Something that you just thought was going to work out perfectly? It is crazy to think that six years ago this month, our adoption process stopped dead in its tracks. It was over. No more paperwork. No more looking forward to a child coming to our home. It was over. and to add to it all, two miscarriages.
We had absolutely no idea that in the next SIX years, the Lord would bring us FOUR more children to raise to love Him!
My post from that day in February six long years ago…
“We were diligent and obedient to the Lord’s call on our lives to adopt a child. It has been an amazing journey, but one that feels like an elephant pregnancy. God provided all funds needed to take classes, pay the initial agency fees, complete a home study and all the paperchasing that goes with it. God has truly blessed us. We wait on His direction.
As the beginning of summer unfolded, it became clear that the adoption process was to stop (pause). Rhea had the worst year with his business in 2009. God is faithful and we made it and 2010 looks much better. Also, in 2009, we lost two children to miscarriages. Rhea stopped the adoption process during those months and although we mourned from the many losses, we are healing. We still desire very much to have more children whether by birth or adoption and we have a homestudy ready to go if God so chooses to bless us through adoption. We are very open to what He has for our family.
In the meantime, I have been enjoying the blessings He has put in our home. We are homeschooling for our eighth year. God also placed other changes and losses in our road for 2009 and though a lot of it was confusing and surprising, we are grateful for God’s clarity and pruning in our lives. Our family is stronger and closer after living through 2009. I am honored to be the wife of a man with such high integrity and honor. I am proud to serve as his helpmeet. We are excited to see what 2010 holds for the Robisons.
My husband has decided to not make this blog private at this time. If he sees a need to in the future, I will let you know. Thank you again to everyone who supported us through prayer and generosity through the last year. Remembering everyone’s part in our journey to adopt helped me heal from the loss. Blessings to you all!”
Friend, Our Lord is so gracious. Do not give up hope. Do not stop praying. You have no idea what the Lord has in store for you!