Friday, August 12, 2011

Our Adoption

Proverbs 16:9In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

This Bible verse is so true, I can't even tell you any better.  Our entire year has been like this.  Which is amazing and scary all in the same breath.  Since being here in Jamaica God has established our steps a hundred different ways.  If we didn't know Jesus, I think we would of sank months ago.  So Praise God that we know he is our Heavenly Father.  
As of two days ago, we found out that we are so close to being denied for this adoption, all because we were givin the wrong advice. So when talking to a woman in Washington DC at the USCIS, she told us that we best get our butts to Kingston.  Bright and early we rented a car and drove 3 hours to get there.  They only take people on Monday and Thursdays between 1:00-3:00 and there is no appointment, only walk ins.  So we get to the US Embassy a little after 1:00 and we sit and sit until 3:15. They finally call our number C615 @ window 4.  We had the lady read the letter we received and here is when the bible verse really sticks out.
This is what she said:
"Since 9/11 the US has sent all international equipment from the embassy's back to the States so there could not be any way of terrorists to hack into our systems, so we do not do fingerprints anymore"  
She continued to say that we have two choices. 1. Write a letter to them asking for an extension.
2. Get on a plane and go back to the States to get our fingerprints done.
First one sounds like the logical choice right?   Nope, she added on that she can not guarantee that they will except the letter.  So as of this minute right now, we have 19 days to rectify this or we are denied the ability to have Dontae come to the States with us.
So do you see how our plans may not be the same as Gods?  I personally wouldn't of made it go this way. LOL
Our airfare that the woman changed for us free of charge told us she was worried about us, that if the adoption didn't go through by Aug 31, that American Airlines wouldn't be able to change it again.  
Well we need to leave right now, we only have 19 days left to get this all taken care of.  I am going to call to just see if they can move it again.  I pray they can.  We are desperately trying to sell some things at home, because after 300.00 more dollars, all of our credit cards are maxed out, all our savings is long gone, house payment has not been paid for months.  This is another good example of the bible verse in the beginning of today's blog.  This is NOT how we planned it all out.  But we have to be faithful and trust that our Heavenly Father will give us the wisdom and the strength to get through this.  So please pray that our airfare can be changed to Miami, that we can sell things so we will be able to buy airfare to get back here in 48 hours, and pray that Camar can stay the night for two days to take care of Boo Boo.  We have many more expenses here, but because of unexpected sidetracks and a speeding ticket to boot, and God in the drivers seat not us,   (no pun intended)  we are in great need of prayers and even financial help.  If anyone reading this, has been looking for somewhere to donate money to, I promise you every penny would be spent to get this adoption done here and get all three of us home. 
Psalm 5:3
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

some of things we are selling  industrial log splitter, rotating compost bin computer armiore black desk and hutch lateral file and bookcase.  If any of these things you would like more information on please email me.


Denise said...

Hi Kim/Mark,
I'm so sorry all this is happening. The Lord will send his people to help you in this need so just trust in Him and lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowlwdge Him and He will direct your path. I don't know why you both are going through this at this juncture but the Lord has a plan. I know it is frustrating cause we always want to figure out waht the plan is. So please just trust HIm. I had to do that with Anita's too. He will provide all the monies you need. If that lady can't watch Dontae then take him to Dawn, I'm sure she wouldn't mind helping out.