If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Please Pray for us Today

We were matched with Ruthie on January 14th. Based on average wait times, our RA should have arrived in April. Clearly it didn't and then swine flu hit and everything was delayed. Swine flu delays cleared up in early May but still our RA did not arrive. Finally after much prodding, our agency agreed to check on our paperwork to make sure that nothing was wrong. Several weeks ago they said that the CCAA indicated that our paperwork was complete. Based on their estimation they felt it could arrive back any day then to as late as the 2nd week of June.

Well this is the last day of the 2nd week of June and we still have NOTHING. There is a website called China Adopt Talk that is a group composed of thousands of adopting parents. They have a chart of people's wait times. Other than 1 family that had something seriously wrong with their paperwork in November, we have been waiting longer than ALL OF THEM. The next group of people waithing for their paperwork were matched in MARCH!

This is such a hard position to be in because if we try to go through other means to check on our paperwork, we have been told that it could backfire on us, but we feel like just another number with our agency and sometimes they don't even return our calls. I am sure this is because they have nothing to tell us.

Please pray for us today that our paperwork would arrive and that if it doesn't we will handle the dissapointment ok and know what to do next.

Psalm 33:18-19 (New International Version)

18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.


Trent said...

Holding tightly to the promise that God, because of His steadfast love for us who have trust in Him, will keep us alive, even in famine.

Trent said...

Holding tightly to the promise that God, because of His steadfast love for us who have trust in Him, will keep us alive, even in famine.

Susi said...


Jenn said...

My heart aches for you! Keep clinging to Jesus and remember His promises!

Wife of the Pres. said...

I am so sorry Ginny. I have tried to find your email. I would love to talk privately more. Our waiting children are in the same province. Also, I have faced not the same struggle w/ the long wait but one in which our daughter was very ill and then we almost didn't get home w/ her. I wanted to share something w/ you on our agency in private (we are with the same agency). I hope to encourage you.

Please email me at cljjs@yahoo.com if you feel led. Blessings in Jesus' name, Leslie

The Vinyards said...

Praying for you & your family. I'm with the same agency as you guys & read your email this morning. My heart breaks for you guys. Hoping you receive your answers soon.
Please email me if you need anything. We are also awaiting our RA.
Jennifer Vinyard

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