Below is an update on Liberia taken from another blog: http://www.rutledge6.blogspot.com/ and from http://respondinginfaith.wordpress.com/
Adoptions in Liberia Update
The House of Representative’s in Liberia has passed the Child Act and it is now going to the Senate for final approval. The Coalition of Adoption Service Providers is working to obtain a copy of the bill to see what was in the final bill regarding adoption. Please pray as we know that the bill was changed many times during the process and UNICEF had a great deal of influence throughout.
For those who are not aware, UNICEF and Save the Children have a great deal of influence in Liberia where children are concerned. I’m sure this is a good thing in many respects, but it isn’t where international adoptions are concerned. Both NGO’s believe that children should not be taken from their cultures of birth and strongly discourage international adoptions.
Please pray for the outcome of this legislation.
Julie having fun!
Beau & Brynn in Norfolk!
Have a Baby!
Brynn with "D" in the waiting room!
The best part of this week so far has been, yep have a baby! Our dear "son"Chris and his wife were blessed with the most beautiful baby boy! Our family enjoyed having their son with us!! I am so proud of our Chris and how he has grown up to be such a good husband and dad! (When we lived in town, Chris was our neighbor boy, and spent lots of time with us! We consider Chris part of our Family!)
Prayer has always been important to our family, and times like this we are praying a lot! Listening , searching and looking at scriptures that can help us. Our agency keeps telling us this is all in God's hands, and His plan. Which I fully grasp, yet I realize God closes doors, I know in my heart God has windows for us to search for right answers, opportunities that wait for us!
Adoption is not easy. Adoption can really break your heart, as yet adoption there is many blessings, and the day a child comes home to our house, this will all make sense and we will praise God!Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all! Psalm 34:19