We received news today about the children.  We will not be able to adopt them because both are HIV positive.  Right now, I’m not sure what I feel.   What will happen to these two precious children?  Apparently both lost parents to HIV.

I know that I serve One who is great and mighty and full of mercy and compassion at the same time.  As much I hurt for these dear ones, He hurts for them more.  I don’t claim to fully understand, but I know that in the Sovereign-ness of my Father He allows for the natural consequences of choices.  What kind of God would He be if we were all robots?

Please understand, I am not condemning the parents of these children.  I don’t know them and I’m not trying to make a blanket statement about the spread of HIV.  Whether it is from illicit sex, drug habits, or ignorance in medical habits, these children are now suffering from an incurable disease because someone, somewhere, made a choice.

What does this mean for us?  We will feel loss, but nothing compared to what these two children have and will experience.  We will keep waiting.  Continue trusting.  Adoption doesn’t fit into a box.  Our original plan and idea has been stretched into an almost unrecognizable shape, but we still believe this is the right course for our family.

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