Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just the back up plan

This week some friends of ours found out that the children they have been fostering to adopt may go back to the birthmother.  I can't go into details but this is not a healthy home for the kids to go to live.  Our friends are devestated and angry.  We are praying for a miracle, praying that something will happen in the next week that will change the course of events that are headed toward destruction for this precious family. 

As a foster adopt parent we are often looked at as the "back up plan."  Reunification with the birthfamily, no matter how unhealthy the situation, always seems to be the County's first priority.  It's twisted and wrong.  Giving birth to a child does not mean that you should be a parent.  Drug addicts should not be parents.  Period.  Children deserve better than that. 

We have been going through the process of trying to foster adopt as well.  It has had many valleys.  There is little communication and nothing is certain until the day the birthparents rights are terminated.  Often times we have wondered why we are doing this.  Is it worth all the waiting, wondering, hoping, praying, and stressing out?  The answer is right there on the child's face.  Yes.  I am just thankful that God doesn't look at me the way the County does.  God doesn't see me as his backup plan.  I am His plan!  He knit me together in the womb and breathed life into me!  He has a plan for my life! Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future."  Thank you God for that!  

And thank God that His plans are bigger than the County's plans.  He knows what He is doing and by praying and seeking him we can be apart of that plan.  Please keep our friends K&B in your prayers!  Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like an emotional process. Thank God you know the great Comforter and that ultimately it is Him who decides. I guess you have to try to find peace in His sovereignty when things don't go how you'd hoped. Joining you in prayer for your friends!


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