Friday, December 4, 2009

The Hearing

Well, we didn't quite get the miracle we were hoping and praying for. But we praise the Lord anyway! We don't know how he is choosing to work in our case but we do know that he loves us and cares deeply about Matthew's best interest.

Today, like almost all the other hearings, not much happened. Our trial is still scheduled for the end of April. There is still a slight chance it will be moved up to March or early April but we wouldn't know that until the next hearing on February 4th. Between now and then we have to have another visitation with the birth father. The court granted him permission to come here and see Matthew, spend the night, and see him again the next day. They asked it to happen during the week after Christmas but as we have Christmas plans that week, we are hoping that we'll be able to do it the following week. Our attorney would like us to go to the hearing on February 4th in hopes that we can all sit down and talk about possible movement.

We appreciate your prayers more than words can express. Please continue to pray that God would miraculously intervene and the birth father would change his mind. Please pray for our financial situation as we are the only party that pays for these court hearings that seemingly accomplish nothing. Please pray for our family. Thank you. God Bless!


  1. We too would like to donate to you guys..... but, like you, we can definitely pray. I prayed for you last night before I went to bed. (different time zone, we are stationed in south korea).
    God chose us (all) and He will see us through every step of this journey.
    Walking in faith, right along with you,

  2. I was thinking of you all and praying for you today. I'm sorry there were no miracles, but there is still time.

  3. I'm praying for you and your family. I know what you are going through and it is not easy. I'm so hopeful for you and will be asking God for a miracle!

  4. I am so sorry Lori. I am just trying to catch up on the blog world. I will pray. And I hope your meeting with him goes well and he can see just how much love there is from you all for Matthew and vice versa. I don't know much about whether or not you intend to make it an open adoption with him, but I hope that maybe (if you are) that will help settle some of the fears he has of not seeing him being raised up/knowing him, etc. We are still praying for ours as well.

    God is able to do exceedingly more than we could ever hope or imagine...