The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit.
- Psalm 34:18
When we got our court date for Evan, I was ecstatic. Surely this meant we would bring her home. The agencies and caseworkers were 90% sure that the judge would let special needs children come home.
A child with special needs has never been adopted out of Evan's region. We would be the second family. The Davis family was first. Their court date took place at about 2:00 a.m. last night our time. After five grueling hours of court, which everyone present thought had gone well, the judge rejected their adoption.
Everyone was shocked. The judge gave no other reason than that she would allow them to adopt a typical child, but she didn't see how being in their home would be better for them or for the little boy they were trying to adopt.
Their options are limited now.
This does not bode well for our adoption at all. I just keep repeating over and over, "I don't understand."
I thought, surely, surely after all this waiting, God would finally give us peace in this. No. I just don't understand. Why did we have to get the region that wouldn't issue court dates? Why did we have to get the region where special needs adoptions were rejected?
I don't understand. And I feel brokenhearted. I am crushed in spirit.
Please lift up the Davis family in prayer - they need it desperately. And, while I despise that judge with every fiber of my being, lift her up in prayer too. Maybe God will change her heart. But we need prayer now. More than ever before we need prayer.