My mind is reeling. This week has been crazy. The events that led up to our referral were orchestrated by God. At some point I'll write down an account of this time, but not today.
We can't give many details about our boys until we pass court. Here's what I can say: (1) The boys are about 5 and 10 years old, (2) Their names are Y**** and P**** (haha, that's a lot of info, right?), (3) They are biological brothers, (4) They have been through a lot and are going to need healing, and (5) Surely God has placed them in our family for a reason.
Though I can't give details now on any part of their lives, and I will never share detailed information about their backgrounds, because it's their story to tell when they get older, I know that God loves them. I pray that God gives them peace and hope until we can bring them home.
In you the orphan finds mercy.-Hosea 14:3
Never take advantage of any widow or orphan. If you do and they cry out to me, you can be sure that I will hear their cry.-Exodus 22:22-23
You are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.-Psalms 10:14,17-18
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.-James 1:27
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.-Psalms 68:5-6
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.-Isaiah 1:17
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.-Proverbs 31:8-9
And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.-Matthew 18:5
I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!-Matthew 25:40
Praise God that in a few months there will be 2 less orphans in the world.