Monday, May 30, 2011

Please Pray!

We had some bad news on Thursday from our agency.  Korea has been trying to phase out its international adoption program, and they have been decreasing the number of exit permits they assign by 10% for several years. 

We knew that other agencies had been affected by this, but so far our agency was OK.  Until Thursday, we had been told that we would have Anna Kate home by July or August.

Thursday we received a letter from AIAA telling us that we may or may not be able to bring her home this year.  SWS, the Korean agency working with AIAA, has run out of exit permits for the year.  SWS is waiting on a list from them to see which families will be able to travel and which families will have to wait until 2012.

Please pray for us.  We are praying for a miracle right now.  We know that nothing is impossible with God, and we know that He loves ALL these babies and wants to see them with their families as soon as possible.

We are praying with all our hearts that Anna Kate will be granted one of these exit permits and that she will be able to come home to us VERY SOON!  If we have to wait until January, she will be 16-17 months old.  I will admit that we have been sick with worry this weekend.  We are trying to leave it with God and trust Him.  That is what we know we must do.  All along his hand has been with us in this adoption.  We know that he is taking care of Anna Kate and that he will continue to do so.  But we are aching to hold her in her arms.  And it will be so much harder for her to transition if she is that much older when she has to move away from the only family she has ever known.

Hopefully we will find something out very soon.  The not knowing is the worst.  We will post something as soon as we hear.


Amy said...

Kelly, I am praying so hard that Anna Kate will be home this summer. I know God has this entire journey to her mapped out and will give you the grace and strength to accept whatever outcome, but I am selfishly praying that it will be this summer! It was so good to talk to you last night. Thanks for calling and giving me an update!

Hardcorescrapper said...

Oh Kelly... I am praying so hard for you. I had 8 hours of pure agony wondering if we would be effected too. God came through for us and I am praying so hard you will also be able to bring your angel home. Hang in there!

Pix said...

Kelly, our hearts are with you. I know that this is such a challenging and difficult time. I hope you hear something soon, and you will be able to make plans to bring Anna Kate home.