Wednesday, June 17, 2009


My sweet pastor (and friend) gave me their adoption file to look over. He had made copies of everything along the way and put them in this file. I haven't had a chance to really look at everything, but I looked through it. My heart about stopped when I got to his financial statements. I have known from the beginning that China requires $80,000 net worth to even apply to adopt. I always thought we were covered because we own a home, both of our cars, and blah, blah. Well, when I started putting it all down on paper, we came up *VERY* short. Originally, I didn't take into account that only the equity in the house applies. We have only been in our house 2 years, so there is no equity. So, I spent the rest of the evening scrambling to try to "fix" it.

Honestly, I am not worried. I WAS, but I am still trusting Jesus. I still have no idea how it will work, but I am trusting. I really am. We don't have to provide the financial statements until the homestudy, which isn't even scheduled yet. I am not sure when it will be - whenever we get the $2000 for it, I guess. I am thankful for the wait, because it gives me time to find a miracle.

I tell you one thing - when this adoption is complete, we will have one heck of a story to tell. I can't WAIT to give Jesus ALL of the glory. He is the only way this thing is going to work!

All afternoon I kept saying this can't be the end of the road. This can't be my closed door. After all that we have gone through to get here - surely He wouldn't change Brad's heart after two years of prayer only to tell us we don't meet the financial requirements. And I believe that. So stay tuned guys - you are about to witness a modern day miracle. I know it. Funny, people ask why God doesn't perform miracles today - He absolutely does, and we are living proof!


Beth said...

God DOES perform miracles each and every day. It is up to us to recognize them. I think it was a miracle that my sweet Ayden was even diagnosed last year with Chiari. FLAT OUT MIRACLE. Praying for your miracle, Mich.

Tara. said...

Miracles happen all the time. Yours is coming-I just know it!

ronvic7 said...

Do you have any retirement savings?? They count in the $80,000 net worth:) Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

I know you don't want to hear negative thought but seriously, who do you expect to pay for everything? Members of your church will not all be happy to be asked. There are many people willing to adopt these orphans, hense the long timelines.