When we were told to bring our camera to the hearing this moring we didn't want to get our hopes up. However it is all done and Abby is officially a Uken! We were blessed that we didn't have to wait any additional time with her in our possesion or have to update our home study. Not to mention that it's finalized in '07 for our tax credit.
While we won't treat Abby any different than we already have been, this is a bigger relief and closure than we both realized. The adoption process is quite overwhelming and even through we have been through a rough one, we can say it is well worth it when it does come through.
It was actually a very hard decision to take back Abby and open us up to more possible pain and expenses. We had important Godly counsel, but also were moved by a scene in the movie "Facing the Giants". In that scene a parable was told about two farmers that were praying for rain. One was only waiting while the other was preparing his field for rain. This encouraged us to proceed and prepare in case it was God's plan for us to have Abby.
Our 2 month ultrasound went well and we got to see the heartbeat.
We are continually overwhelmed with how faithful God is and how he is blessing us. Please help us praise Him!
More updates and pictures to follow as we are getting settled in our new home.
Amazed by His grace,
Stu, Tashia and Abigail