Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Long Distance Parenthood

There is a beautiful little boy waiting in Uganda for his Mom and Dad to come for him. He is in a good place, with caregivers that love and care for him. But, he does not yet have one mother and one father whose world revolves around him. At least, not that he knows of yet.

As soon as is humanly possible, this little boy’s mom and dad will be headed to Uganda to bring him home. They have worked through the home study process, have been approved by the United States to adopt, and have waited (somewhat) patiently for travel time to come. Dad has daydreamed about his son napping in his lap and when Mom sees his empty crib, she pictures him reaching for her from within. It pains them to feel a parent’s love for their child from such a distance.

The adoption journey is not for the faint of heart. This process includes heartbreaking delays, requires supernatural patience and an unwavering trust in God’s timing and plan for your family. Even the tiniest detail of your process was ordained by our God. We can breathe a sigh of relief! No one can thwart His plans!

"Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. Happy are all who wait patiently for Him." Isaiah 30:18

“He executes justice for the fatherless.” Deuteronomy 10:18

The Truth is that the Lord loves His children. Those with no earthly father have a heavenly Father that has an indescribable, unconditional love for them. He promises them justice. And for parents longing for their child to be in their arms, He promises mercy, compassion, and happiness for their patience!

This family will travel to Uganda for their son, soon. God will fulfill His promises to His people!

Claire Davis, LGSW
International Social Worker

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