Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Evelyn Noelle

Tomorrow's the day, unless, of course, today is the day... and we will get to see our little Evelyn Noelle.  Gestation is an amazing miracle of God, and I am ready to see the end product and be done with the initial process.  Thank you Lord for being Lord of all, and beyond able to be our strength, if we have faith that your grace is sufficient for all of our needs.  My worries and my whining are straight out of my own sinful nature.  Praise God for overcoming this with the cross and Jesus Christ, and for putting a lowly sinner in a place in this life to come to know Him.  I am undeserving of all of these blessings, and I cannot wait to get back home to the rest of them with the newest one.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hopeful Thursday

Russian adoptions did not close to U.S. citizens, and today JCICS summarized that talks have been moving forward between the countries. Today, May 13, 2010, Russia and the U.S. issued a joint statement on the significant progress of their talks on basic principles of agreement for adoption protocols. Talks will continue tomorrow due to the significant number of issues under discussion, but JCICS believes a future bilateral agreement between these countries will include protocols for direct communication between primary adoption authorities and utilization of only U.S.-based Hague-accredited adoption service providers. Woo-hoo!

Currently there is a general agreement on broad terms only, and not the necessary definition of precise terms, practices, procedures and rules.

Following are the links: