05 October, 2007

A light at the end of this tunnel??


Birdcage Walk in November Fog
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We received an email from our agency's director of International Adoption today. She directed us to read the blogs of the Executive President and President of our adoption agency who have been in Russia over the last several days.

I don't feel comfortable posting the full article here, but suffice it to say this is THE BEST NEWS WE'VE HEARD IN A LONG, LONG TIME! It's not accreditation, yet, but by the way things sound, it's
the closest we've been in ages!

Here is just a snippet of what he writes, ".... we pronounced greetings, blessings, and words of kindness. This was a moving time for me.

Of utmost concern to us during this visit is the re-accreditation of Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services with authority to process adoptions in Russia. We had several very positive conversations that resulted in advancing the re-accreditation process. Dr. H and I committed to continued investment in this country and a willingness to develop Buckner Russia as a national entity with services and programs designed to bless children throughout the country.

I will never forget the expressions on the faces of children who are waiting to be adopted. They had glimpses of hope and eagerness. My heart was broken as I spent time with them. All they want is a mom and dad who will love them and raise them, a dad who will pray with them, and a mom who will tuck them into bed at night and who will see to their daily needs. Jesus loves the little children and so do we. Will you pray for Re-accreditation for Buckner in Russia so children waiting to be added to 29 families will have much to give thanks for at Thanksgiving?"

7 comments:

jessy said...

That is wonderful news!
Hey, is your e-mail address the same out there in the sticks? Did you get my e-mail? I need to know if you have any info or know of anyone adopting from the Ekat region?

Debbie said...

I haven't had a chance to read the blogs yet. So glad it carries some good news. I hope!!! I pray!!!
Perfect Picture!

Chelley said...

That does sound very promsing! I hope so deeply for you and your family....

What is your timeline? Sorry but I am bit lost with how it works from the start...

Michael and Carrie said...

That sounds like very positive news for your agency. I hope they get accreditation very soon so you all can move forward with the adoption a little girl!

Chris said...

That is so cool!

Chris Goeppner said...

I'm praying with you Suz!
-Penny

Becky and Keith said...

Sounds very positive!! Thank you for sharing! I hope we all hear good news soon!