We have come to the decision to stop the adoption process of Lucas. It was not a decision that we came to quickly. It was not an easy decision. It was a decision that breaks the heart of each one of us in our family. We have shed many tears and I am sure we will shed many more. Our children still include him in their prayers every night and talk about him often. To us, he was already a member of our family.
There are many factors that we took into consideration before making
this decision. We are all hurting and feeling the loss of this precious
little boy. We already had Lucas in our home and our hearts. I cry when I
look at his bed that we already had made for him, just waiting for him
to come home so we could tuck him in. Even though we feel this is the right decision, there is a big part of me that is still hoping and praying for a miracle to happen so we can bring him home. I am not going to go into great
detail about the specifics. If you would like to know more, please feel
free to contact me and I'll share my heart with you.
We ask for your prayers for Lucas. Please pray that God will place him
with a forever family. Please pray that he will be one less orphan.
We know that we are supposed to adopt. We are going to continue on our
adoption journey. We don't know what that journey will entail or where
it will lead us. Since I was adopted as a child through a step-parent
adoption, and I have experienced the feelings associated with adoption, I
feel that I could help a child (or children) through their feelings. I
feel that God is leading us to adopt from the Foster Care system here in
the United States. We will continue to pray about that option.
If you made a donation to our adoption fund and you would like it
returned, we completely understand. We know that several of you donated
specifically for Lucas because you know him and love him. Please contact
us and we will return your donation to you. We thank you for your
Thank you all for your prayers.