We ask for your prayers more than anything today. Nadia has had a very emotional day with us. Tomorrow is the court hearing and she is truly struggling with her desire for adoption. When asked this morning if adoption is what she desires, she answered that she did not know. If asked this question in court by the judge and she responds as she did this morning, he will not grant the adoption.
Last night we had a very fun time celebrating her birthday with friends, a cake, balloons and much laughter. But, this morning as we begin discussions of tomorrows proceedings she began to cry and literally stopped all communication with us. We have met with her teachers today to help all of us in understanding what is best for Nadia. All the adults here know that she will have a much better life in America, as do we. They continue telling her that, but within her heart and due to heartache in her past which led her to the orphanage, she is unable to make a decision without emotionally shutting down altogether. We only want the very best for her whether it is for us to be her forever family or if it is for her to remain her where she is growing and thriving in school, emotionally and with those that she trusts.
Our hearts are breaking as we see this struggle within Nadia's heart. She longs for a family, but right now her past is hindering her ability to move forward.
Please dear friends and family, pray. We will hopefully be able to post an update tomorrow afternoon.