March 24, 2012

Part of our Dream is Over

Instead of news that we are traveling back to see our boys and go to court, we have had news that they have been adopted by another family.

I won't post all the details publicly as somethings are quite sensitive in the adoption process, but I will do my best to give the main details of our devastating news.

When we returned from our first trip to meet the twins we were in love!  They were happy, easy to amuse children who we felt would fit right in with our family.
I was a bit concerned that they started being heavily advertised, more than usual, and put on to a list called the "Train of Hope", which until last week we had no idea what that really meant.  A group of families from around Russia signed up for this "train of Hope" and travelled to Vladivostok this week to meet children who were put onto that list.  'Our' boys have now been adopted by a family who participated in this.

 I am happy for kids that now have found their families of course, but I am devastated that out of all the orphans in Vladivostok, why did the boys have to be put on to a list when we had signed to adopt them.

Our kids are very sad, lots of tears.


So where to from here:
We will have to now wait for a new referral, hopefully it won't be too long.
When we started this process it was two trips to Russia, now because of this we are looking at four trips total.  I do hate the feeling of starting again.

Thanks for all the love that has been poured out for our family so far, it has helped us a lot.

6 comments:

TracyAnne said...

Oh, Rachael, I'm so sorry for this turn of events. What a painful loss for you. I pray that you would soon find other children to adopt. Thank you for following God's direction in opening your hearts and homes to the fatherless.

Corinne said...

I am soo sorry to hear this ! My heart breaks for you !May your and your family's heart heart heal and have God lead you in your next direction.I am wondering how you found out about the train of hope.

Jody said...

I am so very sorry, Rachael. This kind of thing makes me sick to my stomach. Every time we've adopted I've had a fear that we would lose 'our' child....the third time it nearly did happen...when we had the judge postpone court for four days after sitting in court for 2 1/2 hours already. We were feeling rather hopeless..but in the end, Jack did come home with us. Praying for you and your children as you grieve the loss of two little boys. I can't imagine how devasted they must be.

Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

So sad, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Keeley said...

i understand your grief, im very sorry that this didnt work out this time. Hoping you can hear soon about your future child . X

Keeley said...

i understand your grief, im very sorry that this didnt work out this time. Hoping you can hear soon about your future child . X