We Need Your Prayers

As we shared last Monday, we are very excited that we finally received confirmation of our travel date to the Ukraine to meet with the State Department of Adoption officials. Since then, we’ve been busily making travel arrangements and doing all of the things that have to be done to pick up and fly half-way around the world.  We are excited to let you know that we’re traveling to Ukraine next Monday, Nov. 22.  It will be a long trip to get there, but one we believe well worth it.

With that said, we’ve also learned of some troubling news since that time. It appears that the Ukrainian parliament is considering legislation that would put a moratorium on all adoptions in the Ukraine by countries that do not have a bilateral agreement in place on adoptions. We don’t know the reasoning behind this legislation, but we do know that it has passed its first reading.  It must be read and voted on a second time and ultimately signed into law by their president. You can read the U.S. State Department notice here.

Here’s where we need your help: we need you to pray specifically that God will stop this legislation dead in its tracks or will delay it long enough for us to get to the Ukraine, process our adoption and bring home the children. We know that we serve a mighty and powerful God that is bigger than any scheme of man. If He wants these children to be adopted, we know that it can be worked out. However, we need — we beg you– to please join us in praying for this situation to be resolved. The Ukrainian parliament is meeting this week, so the need for prayer is urgent and pressing right now.

This does not diminish our excitement or deter us in any way. We still believe in God’s call for our family to adopt and we will continue to follow him in obedience. Thank you for standing with us and please– pray right now and every day this week that this legislation is stopped.

Updated: this post was updated at 6:47 p.m. to include the link to the State Department notice

3 comments to We Need Your Prayers

  • Derwin & Faye Creech

    Do you have a link for the legislation? We will be praying that it will be delayed indefinitely, Lord willing, and that your travel and adoption process will all go smoothly. Praying …..

  • Jon

    Thanks! I updated the post to include the link to the U.S. State Department notice. Sorry we forgot to link it earlier! We appreciate the prayers.

  • MARTHA

    We are praying! They did this EXACT thing the month before we went to get Laurel (last July I think). The day of the vote came and went. Apparently it never even got on the agenda. I know this is a bit different b/c it has gotten further than it should already but we will pray that God will change their hearts!!

    Martha

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