Thursday, January 31, 2008

I Should Have Stayed Cautious

As soon as I finished the last post, I went to visit the blog of my friends, The Basten Family. Dale and Kim were on their way to Liberia today to get their adopted children, when they were contacted by Acres of Hope and told to go home instead of finishing their flights to Liberia.

I don't know why they were told to do this, but the blog post mentioned that their will be an announcement made tomorrow by the US Embassy that will affect all adoptions and all agencies in Liberia. I've also just learned that all families will be required to stay in country for three weeks.

I have no idea how this will affect our adoption, but it has definitely taken the excited part out of my last post.

Also, my heart is breaking for my friends, Dale and Kim. They have been such a support to me through this whole adoption journey. Please pray for this sweet couple as they head home. I can't imagine how they are feeling. Please pray for peace for them. Please pray for international adoption in general. It seems to be under attack everywhere. Please pray that the Basten's kids and our JJ will be home soon and not caught in some bureaucratic mess.

I got to be excited for an hour anyway.


Missy said...

Becky, I'm just sick over Dale and Kim. Please don't lose heart and know that all of you that are waiting are in my prayers. Love you, Missy

Hilty Sprouts! said...

I am lifting you and the Bastens in prayer.

Love, Jen