Saturday, July 30, 2011
Time is ticking by on our TA while we wait for our adoption tax credit from the IRS. This is the money we planned to use for our travel expenses to bring Jaidyn home. Our family really urgently needs prayer over our last adoption and our travel to bring Jaidyn home. We are still waiting on our adoption tax credit from the IRS. They have sent us another letter asking for our original adoption decree again.. We have sent this letter with our homestudy and a letter from our social worker at least three times! We just sent the letter and paperwork to them in June. Also We sent it with our original tax return. I dont understand how this can be lost three times? I don't understand why this is happening. This is our last adoption and we have our travel approval now. We have until October 15 to travel and not having this money is causing our travel to be delayed. All I know is that we need a miracle from God to finish this adoption. We stepped out in faith like Peter did when he stepped out of the boat to meet Jesus walking on the water. We could have stayed in the boat too and not adopted a third time. We knew it would be difficult and a financial strain. But we also knew that these three girls deserve to be together and have a family. They all have their own unique story and a bond of closeness that is evident when they are together. I saw that bond on our last trip to China when we adopted Jailynn and we visited Jaidyn at school. She was so happy to see Jordyn after they had been seperated for over 2 years. I just had a feeling in my heart that we would be back to get her. I knew that it was impossible and something only God could orchestrate. I did not even want to ever adopt again at that point because it is stressful and hard and emotional, ect... I also felt in my heart that they are supposed to grow up together. Sometimes when God calls us to do something and we look at the natural circumstances it seems impossible and beyond our ability. It looks overwhelming and like it could never happen. We only started with a small ope that someday we could adopt a little girl from China. We never imagined that we would truly do it because we already ad 4 children. But the dream never left our hearts and now we trying to bring home our third little girl from China. When we adopted Jordyn and found out about the other two girls it was impossible to adopt from the same orphanage again. That was in 2007 and then in 2008 the CCAA created the waiting child list of all the older or special needs children. Now, that was a God thing!!! We were able to adopt Jailynn because of that change in the system and now Jaidyn. I know that this was meant to be and that we were supposed to adopt all three girls. I believe that we will complete this last adoption in spite of the IRS. We are asking for prayer support for God to provide the travel funds that we need. Our IRS return is $12,000 which will cover most of our expenses. Our plan is that Tim will travel alone to bring her home to help cut the expenses down. We would appreciate all prayers on this issue. Here is an updated picture of Jaidyn that we just received. Here birthday was July 26 and we sent her a cake and care package so that she will know we are still adopting her.
Thank you and Blessings,
Thank you and Blessings,
Posted by Melanie at 7:15 PM
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The rest of our family
In case anyone was curious: Here are som pictures of my oldest son, Joey and his family. Joey and Kym have three children: my beloved grandbabies: Hayden 4yrs old, Noah 22 months old, and Phoenix 9 months old. We have been helping Joey and Kym get on their feet and they have been living with us since December. They are now able to get their own place and will move out in April. I will miss them and miss the babies. I will just have to babysit!