…More on Meeshka’s Top Secret Mission!

3 Jul

Yes, dear readers, we have been matched with a child much more quickly than we could have dreamed or imagined! We expected to be registered in June. We had been told that we would likely receive a referral of a child 1-2 months following registration. I prayed that God would surprise our agency and others by moving more quickly and He took my breath away when He answered this prayer!

We can’t share the region, the child’s name, or identifying details/photos right now because it is not recommended by our agency or by Russian officials. It is very important to us to protect this child’s privacy and not to do anything to hinder our possible adoption of him….

Yes, HIM! We suspected we would be matched with a little boy and we were. I do think it is okay for me to share here that he is a little over 1 year old. Other than that, “mums” the word (that is, I’m not saying anything else).

Here’s our official scoop:

Wednesday, June 25th, we found out that we were officially registered in a region of Russia. We also received an invitation to travel to meet the little boy the region referred us. We chose not to tell anyone but our parents that we’d even received a referral until we could prayerfully consider it and talk to two doctors who specialize in international adoption medicine. Monday, we talked to the second doctor, and then we let our agency know that we will accept the invitation to meet the referred child. We are hopeful (and excited!) as we plan to travel to visit him, and we believe God wants us to meet this little one, but we are also a little anxious as we will have to ask questions of the orphanage to help us better understand his health and his background information(and it will be a quick trip involving lots of travel and not much time for rest). We received our travel dates on Tuesday, July 1st. We are leaving for Moscow on Tuesday, July 8 and we return from Russia on Sunday, July 13th.

Our Prayer Requests:

  • We are asking for prayers that God will confirm that this is indeed the child that He has chosen for us. Please pray for this little one’s health and well-being. Pray that God will bless our preparations for travel and that He will grant us safe, smooth travel to Russia and back.

  • Pray that God will continue to provide the finances we need for the expenses for the adoption. Our projected expenses are more than we planned for the first trip due to the time of year we are traveling and the short notice of our first trip. Pray that God will be glorified in how He provides the money we lack for our adoption.

Meeshka’s Top Secret Mission:

And who is little Meeshka whom I introduced in the previous post? He is the bear who is joining us on our adventure in Russia and we are praying that he will get to stay with the little one (whose identity is top secret right now but we hope someday to be able to share with others) God has chosen for us. If God so wills for us to pursue this little one’s adoption, we will leave Meeshka and the soft blanket pictured with him. We will also leave a photo album and 2 disposable cameras for the orphanage caretakers to use to take photos.
Please do pray that God will give us wisdom…we are cautiously hopeful that this little one is the one God has chosen for our family but we hope for God’s confirmation of this and for peace. We appreciate all of you who have said even one prayer on our behalf…We are amazed that we have friends all over the United States (and even in another country or two) who are praying for us and hoping for the best….Let’s keep hoping and believing that God will take care of us and will make His will clear to us as we embark on this new adventure, to Russia and (God willing) our child.
Thanks for stopping by,
Heather
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5 Responses to “…More on Meeshka’s Top Secret Mission!”

  1. Tammy Huckabee July 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm #

    This is wonderful news. Wow things are moving very fast. We will keep you in our prayers as you travel to meet your new son.

    Tammy

  2. Michelle July 3, 2008 at 6:06 pm #

    Oh My Gosh!!!! I am so excited for you! You are traveling just next week!! I pray God continues to guide you and bless you and I pray he keeps his hand on this child who may become your son.

  3. Julie E July 3, 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    Praying for the 3 of you, that God would give you a peace and a clear answer if this is the child that will be your son. Can’t wait to hear of all the experiences you have.

  4. Pam July 4, 2008 at 3:22 am #

    I’ll be praying for you as you travel. Wave as you fly over. 🙂

  5. cm July 5, 2008 at 12:40 am #

    Yea! Congratulations. I hope you have a lovely first trip and I’ll be excited to hear about it!

    cm

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