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January 20, 2010

Filed under: Adoption,Family,God,Selah — adayinthelifeofaross @ 7:43 pm

One Step Closer…

Yesterday we heard the exciting news that we will soon be one step closer to having Selah as our official and legal daughter! Some of you already know what a long and tiring process it is to adopt! Aside from the mountains of paperwork, however, there are three biggie steps towards finalizing adoption. The first being placement: Selah was placed with us in July. So, even though on paper she is not legally ours yet, the moment we laid eyes on the sweet little girlie, we were officially ‘goners’ and she, in our hearts, became our daughter. Next is the first court date, this is the exciting news we got yesterday! In late February there will be an appointment in court where they will legally terminate the birth parents’ rights. This is obviously very important! Once that is completed we can schedule a second court date where we officially and legally become Selah’s parents and she officially and legally becomes “Selah Marie.” Our social worker estimates this should happen, God willing, by May or around her first birthday. All along, we have fought to find our peace in God, not in legal documents. Sometimes I have been firm in this peace and at times I have been fearful, wanting assurance that she will forever and ever be my daughter. God has been kind to help me continue to fight to trust Him and his plans; to trust that He is good even if His plans are not my plans. But I’m gonna be honest with you, it will be a wonderful and happy day when we have these court dates completed! If you are inclined to, please continue to pray for us…that the court dates would come quickly and go smoothly and that ultimately we would continue to rest and trust in God’s plans for our family. Thank you!


5 Responses to “”

  1. Joanna Says:

    SO excited for you dear friend. I will be praying for you all. I love you guys so very much.Hugs :)~ Me

  2. I'm so happy to hear that you have a date! We will continue to pray for you and your family as the court dates approach. Love you guys!

  3. Beth Says:

    so great to have an update and specifics to pray for! please keep us posted and know that you're in our prayers. love you!!

  4. Michelle Says:

    I'll be praying…those are important and very memorable days…especially the last one!… Selah's adoption day or "Dopshun Day" as Sam lovingly calls it! We celebrate it each year on April 8th! And don't forget to take pictures!

  5. We are so happy to hear your finalization will be soon!! God is amazing–he knew you would make the perfect family for Selah–giving her a big sister and brother to love her and an amazing mommy and daddy that not only have so much love for her, but an incredible love for each other and God!!! You have a beautiful love story to tell—thank you for sharing. We will definitely be praying for all of you as you wait for that very special day to come when you can finalize Selah's adoption! All Our LoveTerry, Bonnie, Jared and Brianna

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