Today, it gives me great pleasure to announce that this little princess is safely home.
Blessings to you, little Olivia! May God bless you and guide you as you grow.
And now I'd like to introduce my new family - The McLains!
The following is their profile from Reece's Rainbow...
When Joy heard about a lovely little girl from Eastern Europe who had a very limited amount of time to find a family, her ears and her heart perked up. She had inquired about that same sweetheart and her country's program weeks earlier but at that time another family was pursuing her adoption. Now the first TWO families committed to her had backed out and pretty Abby's file was just days from being returned. What a shame if a little girl with so much potential and with special needs that seemed so manageable would forever miss out on the opportunity for a family of her own. Kevin, however, repeatedly voiced his legitimate concerns about job security on which hinged the money necessary to complete a third international adoption. But God was at work. Over the following weekend Kevin had to prepare a Bible study for their church's men's group about David and Abigail — a godly woman whose name meant "God is my source" and to present a children's church lesson about a little orphan girl who needed food and clothes!! Early on Monday morning Joy and Kevin made the joint decision to adopt.
Abby is 8 1/2 and will fit nicely between older brothers and sisters ages 15, 14, 13, 11–each adopted domestically– and two younger brothers ages 5 and 6 with Down syndrome adopted from Ukraine in 2008 and 2009 through Reece's Rainbow. Kevin drives truck for UPS Freight and Joy is a stay-at-home Mom though trained as a registered nurse. The scripture that keeps coming to Joy regarding this adoption is Isaiah 54: "Sing, barren woman, who has never had a baby. Fill the air with song, you who've never experienced childbirth! You're ending up with far more children than all those childbearing woman . . . . All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's peace. . . "
You can follow their adoption blog here.
To donate towards her adoption, go here.
Let's bring another princess home!