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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crossroads with broken hearts

Some of you were around back in December, when I was in country adopting Axel and checked up on Ianna. I wrote an update about her in this post.

We found out a several weeks ago that she is not in a foster home, but in another institution. We found out two weeks ago that her health is very bad. "Life threatening". We found out yesterday that the Ministry will no longer do anything about her legal status because her health is too bad, and that "at this time, adoption either domestically or internationally is not in her best interest." They said it could change if her health improves, but this is highly unlikely. Because she is NOT able to be adopted, they could not give me any more information than that.

Our hearts ache for this child. I know that she is in pain. Her vision is most likely gone. She is suffering.

So, Dean and I are at a crossroads. We have the ability to adopt one more time, but the time to complete a second adoption is very limited. Eastern European governments shut down for much of the summer, and I go back to school in September. This particular country has the fastest process, and I'm now able to work directly through the ministry and not have to deal with unscrupulous people.

We are praying that if there is another child who is to be filling our last empty bedroom, that God make him or her known to us. Angela really wants a sister. We want whatever God wants.

21 comments:

  1. Oh Leah... I am so so sorry... how heartbreaking to find out that this little one that you have loved for so long is in such a bad place. I am saying extra prayers for sweet Ianna. I'm also praying that God shows you your daughter. Thinking of you...

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  2. I am so sorry to hear this Leah! (((hugs))) and prayers for guidance!

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  3. Am crying inside for your family, including Ianna. She's your family whether or not there's documentation to prove it.

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  4. Leah,
    So sad about your little girl..

    can you e-mail me @ jngcampbell9@msn.com

    I have some ???

    Thanks~JOdy~

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  5. I. Am so sorry. This is heart breaking. I will pray that you get the answers you are searching for.

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  6. I am so sorry to read this this morning. Praying for your family and your precious little girl.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying for you and for Ianna.

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  8. Leah,

    I'm so sorry. Praying that God opens the doors for you, and that Ianna is taken care of, wherever she is.

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  9. Leah & Dean,
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I know you and Dean will make the right decision.

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  10. Oh, I'm so sad for you and for Ianna. So very, very sad. Thinking of you all...

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  11. I am so sorry. :( This is just so extrememly sad. A big hug and kiss from Cali to both you your family and Ianna.

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  12. Can I just say,my heart is really saddened by the news we received.When I first saw the picture of Leah and Ianna i knew she was going to be in my arms some day. Here safe and warm in our loving home. I have not stopped praying and ask that you please pray for our little girl.

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  13. Leah, we are devestated at this news. We will be praying for your sweet angel. Love and prayers from our family to yours.

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  14. That's awful news. I pray that she will improve and get to be adopted by your family. I'll be thinking of you guys.

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  15. Oh...I will pray for Ianna right now, and your family. I'm so sorry you got news like this.

    Susan WD

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  16. That's just heartbreaking :-( I'm so so sorry for you and Ianna and I'll pray that she'll somehow miraculously improve so that you can adopt her! My heart just breaks thinking about what will otherwise happen...

    Hard question: if your paperwork had been treated correctly from the beginning, could this have been avoided? How can that heartless person live with him/herself after having acted that way? :-(

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  17. Leah, I am so sorry! I know your heart for your girl and I pray that you all get a miracle and she can come home where she belongs where she can get all the love and medical attention she deserves.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'll continue to pray for God's will in Ianna's life and in yours.

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  19. So very very sorry. It is just heartbreaking....

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