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Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Blessing

As you may recall, we have two different issues delaying our adoption. One is sign-off of the baby's dossier in the province. The other is the US DNA test required for I-600 approval. The DNA test has been held up because there was no sucess in locating our baby's birth mother. Our first DNA test was scheduled in November, but it did not happen.

Thursday, I was surprised to get an email from our coordinator. She said that our baby's birth mother had been located and they were scheduling the DNA test. She cautioned me that this did not insure that the birth mother would agree to do the test. I was later notified that the test was scheduled for December 22 at 1:00. Again, I was reminded that this was no guarantee that she would participate. Regardless of the warnings, I was thrilled to get some good news. This information renewed our hope. Everytime I seem at my lowest during this adoption, something happens that assures me we are on the right path.

I got confirmation today that the orphanage vice-director, our baby, his
nanny, and his birth mother traveled to HCMC and the DNA test was
completed. We are so grateful that this hurdle has been passed. We
are thankful to his birth mother for making this journey, which she
could have easily refused. We will make sure he knows that she did this
out of love for him and so he could have a family to care for him.

Please remember our baby and his orphange buddies in your prayers as well as the families waiting to bring them home! Merry Christmas! A.

"If you beleive, you will recieve whatever you ask for in prayer" - Matthew 21:22


Dawn said...

That is WONDERFUL!!! We will need to do a DNA test sometime also.

Michelle said...

This is wonderful news. I am so happy. What a blessing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Elaine said...

Oh, yay! I'm glad you've gotten some good news. I will keep praying for you and all the other families waiting and waiting for some movement in that province. Hopefully you will all get your babies soon.

Vietnam Adventures said...

Great news! Keeping you and all the families in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!!!

Courtney C

Emilie said...

Hi Andrea -- I hadn't been on your blog in a long time, and just got on tonight to see how things were going for you. I had no idea you were still waiting. I'm so sorry -- glad you at least got some good news about the DNA test. Ellie is still wearing the little hat you made her! You're in my thoughts --

Emilie Davis

Little T's Parents said...

WOW I didn't know your baby would need to travel with his birth mom! What an incredible and painful trip that must have been. In the same car?

Christine said...

Hi Andrea,
I am so happy you passed this hurdle! I pray every day for you and the other families.
I can't imagine what that trip must have been like for his birthmom -- what a beautiful heart she must have to face this journey for him. He is one lucky little guy to have two moms with such beautiful hearts!