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the end of a dream

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.
They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
In those days when you pray, I will listen.
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. ”
Jeremiah 29:11-13

Friday morning we got a call from our adoption agency. They told us that Canada has declared a moratorium on DRC adoptions and since we were so early in the process with them they can no longer work with us.

We have not yet heard any word from the government on whether this moratorium is actually happening but this agency was the last door open for us for a DRC adoption.

The door is now closed.

The dream of our children being in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now over.

I’ve sensed this coming for a while now and I had been praying that if the door was going to close it would happen before we sent a huge chunk of money down to the agency. The money order arrived in our mailbox from the bank Thursday afternoon and we had not sent it when they called us. God does answer prayers.

I can’t say where we are going from here, we’ve got some major searching and praying to do but it does look like the door to international adoption has closed for us, at least for now.

We ask for your continued prayers as we try to figure out where God wants us to go from here. While this is the end of one dream I can only hope that it is the beginning of a new one.

Thank you for your prayers throughout this entire journey.

with love,