Thursday, January 2, 2014

Best Adoption Update Ever

In my December 3 post, Adoption Update, I asked you all to keep praying for our adoption process.

I wrote: "Please pray that the decision would be entered soon, that the birth father would rest his case, and that we could finalize our adoption.  This calendar year would be ideal." 

Well, somebody must have been praying!

Last Tuesday, on Evie's first birthday, within the calendar year of 2013, our lawyer called and informed us that the adoption was finalized.

We were stunned to find out that the thirty-day wait we had so dreaded had not only started but was over!  We don't know how or why the birth father decided not to appeal, but we are overwhelmingly thankful that he made that decision.

So, the decision was entered even before I wrote that December 3 post, the birth father has let it go, and the adoption is finalized; all within that calendar year!

I am simply overcome by God's gentle grace and infinite goodness in all of this.  

"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.  Amen."
Ephesians 3:20

So, on Tuesday, we celebrated Evie's first birthday AND her "Gotcha Day."  We hardly dared to ask for such a thing, but we thank those of you who have prayed boldly for us in all of this. 

Happy New Year, indeed.

God is good.


  1. ^_^ God is good!

    And Evie is so cute!

  2. Marvelous news, and praise the LORD!