Jessica - posted on 02/22/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
I am currently the legal guardian to two beautiful little girls. They are the children of my husband's cousin. She is in prison and can not care for them. (Both girls have the same father.) We have had custody of them for 3 years and they are 4 and 3 yrs old. This is the only home they can ever remember. They call us mom and dad. My husband and I have been married for almost 8 yrs and God has not blessed us with children of our own. I feel that is for a reason, He wanted to keep our home open for these two little angels.
My husband and I are going to meet with a lawyer on Tuesday (2/24) to talk about adoption. There was a time when the mother (my husband's cousin) said she would sign the papers, but who knows now, she gets out of prison next month. The father of the children has not had any contact with the girls in almost two years, even though the court order says he can have supervised visitation.
What I need prayer for:
I know what I want for the girls, I want to keep them forever and raise them as my own, but I want GOD's will for their lives, not mine. I want my will to fall in line with HIS. And I pray that the meeting with the lawyer goes good. It will also be a financial change in our lives. Right now we receive a small check each month of taking care of the girls to help pay for some of their needs. We would probably lose this and it really helps us. I need to depend on God to take care of us, because He promises that He will.
Please pray for me.