Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thank you

Words are not enough to express how grateful to all of you that have been praying and taking action on our behalf. We are emotionally exhausted and traumatized from the entire incident but we are thankful to have support and prayers from friends and family worldwide. Our case is not complete yet but our chief officer from the Ghana police department has apologized for their overreaction and stated that our detainment was a mistake on their part. Although we have many pending circumstances before uniting our family, we have complete trust in God that He will provide a way out and heal our family from this traumatic situation. We are SO thankful to our dear friends here, our adoption agency and to all of you that reported our case to the State department and the US embassy. Action is being taken place and we are praying for God's justice and mercy to reign.

During our detainment, a pastor was able to share his Bible with Sol. Sol opened the Bible right to Psalm 31. That night on the floors of the detention center, the Lord gave comfort to Sol through this scripture.
" In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame, deliver me in your righteousness...
(4) Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
(8) You have not handed me over the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.
(21) Praise be to the Lord for he showed me his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city.
(24) Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."

132 comments:

  1. Oh, sweet sister. I'm sorry this road has been rough for your family. Thank you for fighting the good fight to honor our Father. I and many of my friends here in KY are praying fervently for your family.

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  2. Wow, wow, wow!!! You didn't realize your "Adoption journey" would be so exciting, did you?! And heal you will, your children will and your family will flourish.... praying for you. Praying that you are united with your family ASAP. Please let us know when that happens. Much love from the US.

    Brandy

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  3. Hello Christine,
    I work with Jenn's company. I have been lifting you up as well as my prayer network. You are well covered!
    Bless you dear sister

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  4. I read about the situation on some other adoption blogs and have been so worried for you guys. I really hope things go smoothly from here on out and hug your little guys tight. I can't imagine going through what you have just been through and admire your courage.

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  5. I am part of Jenn's company as well...and we've been praying and following your journey. Keep looking up!

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  6. Proverbs 30:5
    5 “Every word of God is flawless;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
    Many people in the adoptive community and beyond have been ringing the prayer bells of heaven on your behalf. We continue to pray for your family!

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  7. Lifting your family before the throne & trusting in His promises!

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  8. Was thinking of you just this morning and hoping for a good update. Continuing to pray and to ask my FB and home school friends to pray as well, that all will come to a happy conclusion and you will be home with all your children soon.

    Susan Jones Engelhardt

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  9. Christine -
    My heart and prayers are and have been with you!
    Angie

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  10. I'm so sorry this has happened to you! We have been thinking of you and praying for you, and will continue to do so!

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  11. We will continue to pray for you, and your entire family!

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  12. Heard about this through a friend. We have been praying for you and your whole family. We will continue praying!

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  13. Sol & Christine,
    I don't know you personally but I knew from reading your blog that your faith woudl get you through this! We have many praying for you and your sweet babies! Deuteronomy 31:6
    Blessings,
    Elaine

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  14. We have been praying for you and will continue to pray for you!! It sounds like things are moving in the right direction and we'll continue to pray for that!! I look forward to reading the post that you are on your way home with all 6 of your children and seeing pictures of their beatuiful faces!

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  15. Continuing to pray for your family. Peace and healing. Justice and mercy.

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  16. So are the kids you adopted trafficked? Did your adoption agency falsify paperwork? Those are my best guesses as to why you ended up in the Ghanaian slammer, ie birth family members of the 4 kids called it in bc they'd been taken OR a competing adoption agency (like JLC) had a beef with dillon (your agency).

    My suspicions are due to:
    1) so much corruption and child trafficking for the purpose of international adoption (even the state dept thinks so!! Oodles of warnings for countries like DRC and the stolen Makeni children, ethiopia, uganda, etc
    2) many self-proclaimed Christians who go on about the so-called "orphan crisis" tend to have an "ends justifies the means" attitude towards adoption, cuz they think they gave god on their side, it tends to get reflected as "the kid must be saved! So what if we have to lie forge paperwork or look the other way when someone does that bad stuff on our behalf" leads to all kinds of horrors (check out "finding fernanda" or "anatomy if an adoption crisis" by EJ graff. People of other religions get like this too, but the Christian attitude on this is especially prevalent in the blogosphere.
    3) you're irresponsible enough to adopt without having saved up the funds to do so (bc god wil provide, right??)... Planning is important. Expenses often increase significantly after adopted kids get home. Responsible folks -- middle class people! Who don't have trust funds!! -- do this all the time!!
    4) you're adopting 4 kids simultaneously, despite the fact this is PROVEN to hugely increase tithe odds your adoption will fail (disrupt). Yes, there are happy stories of folks who adopted 4 or 10 kids at once and had it work out. But it's high risk. Is it really do terrible to want each and every afopted child to have the very best possible chance of making it in their new family???

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    1. Wow. Way to provide comfort in their time of distress. Shame on you.

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    2. How shockingly appalling to post something so obviously hateful in the midst of this family's crisis!!!Shameful!

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    3. Christine - remember that ignorant "Anonymous" trash talkers is why God made the Delete button. :)

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    4. Anonymous posters are cowards. YOU should be ashamed of yourself. The thing is Anonymous poster, you can't touch this precious family. This adoption was ordained from God, and no one on this earth can stop His plan from coming to fruition. Your attempt to attack this family at this time is appalling to me, but I am praying for you and your heart.

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    5. What a goob!!! As my 13 year old (ADOPTED AND GREATLY LOVED DAUGHTER SAYS)...Haters gonna hate and look stupid while they do!! Prayers for you all and great hope that the Father who adopted us will see this through! AKH

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    6. Christine, ignore ignorance.DELETE and know thousands of us have been praying your family reunited!

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    7. Anonymous posters also have problems with grammar, spelling and diction, apparently. Dear troll, if you don't have the courage to post your name, have the decency to mind your own business. There are agencies that have done atrocious things for financial gain at the expense of children's welfare, but that is a serious accusation not to be made lightly. You state yourself that you are guessing about the circumstances here, so unless you have facts to support your assumptions, and we all know that you don't, please return to your troll cave so that only you have to endure your bile and ignorance. As adoptive families, we do our very best diligence to choose an ethical agency and conduct ourselves in an honorable manner. Many of us adopt because we and orphan children have something in common: our families are, for whatever reason, incomplete. We can do for each other what no one else can. We rely on others to help us navigate this difficult road and we trust that others will see the sincerity of our intentions. Christine and Sol: I don't know you personally, but I empathize with the feelings you must be having. I can't imagine the trauma you suffered, not only being accused of something so heinous but being separated from your children. To a parent, that is a suffering beyond description. I always hope that nations who are interested in and willing to engage in intercountry adoption use every experience, good or bad, to build a more stable, ethical, safe program that protects the children and is transparent for families. Best of luck.

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    8. This person needs prayer and forgiveness, they are obviously eaten up by hate and miserable.

      Dear Anonymous, I forgive you for your hateful words and pray that your heart would break for orphans like ours has. Please stop trying to make this family feel horrible like you do. Jesus loves you just as He loves us, please turn to Him and heal.

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    9. Sometimes adoptions disrupt when there is only one child involved too. Should we just turn away from the sibling groups because the statistics are not in their favor? Thankfully, this family doesn't believe that! Obviously this family is being closely held in the arms of their Father who has brought them this far, so He most definitely will carry them through to the end.

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    10. Anonymous, please head over to my blog, by clicking my name, to get a round up of news reports about this case. All indications are that this is a tragic mix up. Instead of harrassing these people on their own blog, go start your own blog where you're free to share whatever theories you wish. But do you have the courage to publish anything under your own name?

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    11. I have seen this anonymous troll use this same rant on several adoption blogs...apparently they have nothing better to do than harass adoptive families. Please Christine, completely ignore and delete that comment and pray for their sad and bitter heart. We have been praying for you non-stop since we heard of your plight and will continue to lift your family before His Throne of Grace and Mercy.

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    12. Dear anonymous,
      You are a fool, and I will not waste my time and energy on someone like you.
      Christine and Sol, please do not let this person get under your skin, that is his/her aim. They are bitter, blind and get a rise out of all of our responses. Honestly, they are a tool for the enemy as he works to destroy all things good. God bless you guys and continue fighting the good fight! We are all praying...

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    13. Shame of you Anonymous,
      How could you be so heartless to this beautiful family. You didn't even bother to find out that the police have apologized for THEIR terrible mistake. You must be a very bitter person to post something so hateful to this family in the midst of what they are going through. I pray that your heart softens to these families who are lead by God to adopt.

      Christine and Sol,
      I am praying for all of your specific requests and know God is using this for good.

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    14. Anonymous needs prayers. How awful to be eaten up with such hate. What must have happened in their lives to bring them to this point?

      Christine and Sol, You can be sure you are speaking truth that satan doesn't want the world to hear. The attacks come when we follow God. Praising God for all of you.

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    15. Kristine and Sol, Pray for the person who is so angry. The person, maybe adopted into a bad situation and not loved with our Father's love.

      I am praying for you all! Although we have never adopted internationally, we have adopted a sib set of 3. Do they have issues? Yes and some days are long, but my G-d puts up with my problems day in and day out and loves me anyway. You are doing a very wonderful thing. You know when you are supposed to adopt and feel the veil of G-d's protection over you! You will continue in our prayers until you are home! G-d bless!

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    16. I hope God warms your heart. You obviously have issues. Child traffiking is an issue...a sad issue. People do bad things in this world. Unfortunately, you are no different...criticizing a family in their time of crisis. Didn't your mother tell you that if you cannot say anything nice, do not say anything at all? May God move in your heart and change your attitude...I feel for those around you.

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    17. I think this anonymous poster is ABSOLUTELY correct! In addition, why would you take your two biological children to Africa with you!?! I feel so badly for those boys. I hope you are getting them a good therapist to deal with this trauma! Poor things.

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  17. Hi Christine,

    My family is in South Africa serving as missionaries. We heard about your awful situation and wanted to know we are praying for your family too. God bless you!

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  18. Hi Christine,

    Praising God for your(and the boys')release! It was such a privilege to stand before the throne on your behalf, and we'll continue to do so until ALL of you are home!!:) Much love and prayers from Ohio!:) And ignore the comment before mine:).

    Sincerely,
    Renae

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  19. Praying for you and your family! I also say to ignore the ignorant comment above that posted anonymously. Just a flaming arrow. Praying that even through this terrible ordeal God teaches your family great an unsearchable things about His character and His glory among all nations!

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  20. PRAYING!!!!! That God will heal you all and that you will be given back all that the enemy tried to steal. WE BELIEVE GOD WILL RESTORE EVERYTHING AND MORE!!!!!!!!!! Praying for you, for your children- ALL OF THEM, and for the government! May God continue to provide peace, strength, and redemption!!!

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  21. Have been praying for you and your family. Will continue to!!! ((((hug))))

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  22. Praying for all of you --read about you on another blog and you are always on my mind-- Cathy in Illinois

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  23. I went to the Lord for your family the other night and felt such an amazing sense of love and peace from Him that I was blown away. I saw Jesus through my spirit. He was receiving all the prayers on your behalf in the palm of His hand. He was standing beside the Father petitioning on your behalf. I couldn't see Jesus' face, but I knew that He was devastated by what you were going through. He gave the prayers to an Angel who took them, mixed them with incense, and burned them for the Father to receive. Sometime I would love to tell you the entire story. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and even more so, since I've never even met you. I am praying for His very own Hand to carry your family out of this attack and into your home. Much love.
    Lou

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  24. This has been so heartbreaking. It seems clear that the enemy is working hard to not only discourage you, but to discourage adoption as well. I hope you feel all the prayers of encouragement for you and for the destruction of the enemy in this situation (not the people involved, but rather evil). I would feel confirmation that you are doing just what Jesus wants for you with that awful comment. You have just joined His ranks of being persecuted for doing good. Well done. We will continue to pray for your family to be reunited quickly and return home. We are just random people who heard about your story in the blogosphere.

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  25. Christine, not sure if you remember me from Newsong. I've been following the story that God's unfolding for your family. We are inspired by your faithfulness and obedience to God's call. We continue to lift up words to the heavens for you, Sol and your children! Can't wait to see all 8 of you home!!!!
    Love, Cory Chan

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  26. I will continue to follow along with your family's story and will continue to pray, AT LEAST until your entire family's feet touch American soil ... but most likely beyond. Know why? Satan's mark was clearly on your family, but GOD will write your story and I am betting it will be a runaway best seller. May He continue to manifest His presence in your lives.

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  27. Continuing to pray for the safe return for your ENTIRE family!!!
    Sunnie in NC

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  28. Friends...please do not engage "anonymous"!! They are obviously being used by the enemy to tear down this precious family. Moghadam family...we adore you and are praying that you will ALL be united and home soon!!! God is using your family in might ways...ways that many of us can't even see! My prayers are that someday we can meet in person..I have no doubt our kiddos would have a blast together!! (we don't live very far from you & have mutual friends) HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. HI guys- We are still praying! We don't see you all very often, but we truly love your family! I was tring to explain this to Kev, and with tears in his eyes he looked at me and said " Mom we have to pray for my friend Ethan. I love him. That is so sad, and he needs to be with his mommy". Kev is parying right along with me. If there is anything we cando please don't hesitate to let us know. XOXOX

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  31. Christine~ the adoptive community in southwest Florida is all up in arms on your behalf, sister! We will not stop praying until you and your family are ALL together at home where you belong. This battle belongs to the Lord and He always WINS.
    *hugs*

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  32. As a 7x adoptive parent and currently in process to adopt from Bulgaria, your situation is a true reminder of the 'battle ground' that adoption truly is. The evil one seeks to kill and destroy, but our God is bigger. I pray that God uses this terrible circumstance to bring officials and the people of Ghana to Him. I pray for complete restoration for your family. God bless you!
    Stefanie
    www.krebskids.blogspot.com

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  33. So glad that things are getting better. My church family has been praying for you all. God bless you and keep you! I pray for a quick resolution and for peace and comfort from the Father for you and your husband and ALL of your children!

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  34. As a Mom to 4 bio and 2 adopted from Ethiopia .We heard your story, we are Praying for you. Adoption Truly is a Battleground! ( as Stefanie writes above). Stay strong in knowing our God is Bigger than all of this !

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  35. This is so precious. I just love how the LORD has a way of speaking to us and meeting us when we can be tempted to feel all alone in the most terrible circumstances. He reminds us that He is right there with us and will deliver us. Oh, what peace this must have given Sol's heart to have this message from Jesus!! Praying for you lots!!

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  36. The world is watching - and the power of God has been shown and will continue to prevail!

    Rejoicing that the faithfulness of God wins and there is no prison cell whose doors remain shut against the power of Almighty God!

    I wake in the night and you are the first on my mind...so I pray, pray, pray...

    Thankful for good news and continued prayers from Phoenix, AZ...

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  37. I don't know you, but I have also prayed and contacted the embassy on your behalf. So many people have been touched and moved by you guys. Still praying.

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  38. May the "peace that surpasses all comprehension guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus"! We are lifting your precious family to the Father and we will continue to do so.

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  39. Praying for you here in Louisiana.

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  40. I first heard about your family's predicament through Mom of Many's blog.
    We are continuing to lift your entire family to the throne of God and praying Genesis 50:20 and this will result in the "saving of MANY lives"!
    Your Sister In Christ-
    The Hasselbach Family

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  41. Praying for strength and healing for all!

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  42. I have been praying for your entire family ~ what a nightmare this must have been for you. So grateful that God is greater than any government - He is the King of kings. May you all be re-united quickly and may this whole situation be an opportunity for you to give the Lord great glory every chance that you can. May His Name be made famous.
    Your Family in Christ,
    The Vandenbergs

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  43. You are not alone!! Stay strong in the fight, this is truly spiritual warfare. Orphans are easy targets and satan DOES NOT want these children being raised in a good Christian family. I can't wait to see how this turns out - He is the author and finisher of our faith!!!

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  44. May this horrible experience eventually be just a blip in the road in your family's life journey. I hope you arrive home with your ENTIRE family safely and without further incident.

    Many blessings on your beautiful family!

    Donna and Jeff Sadowsky and family

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  45. Have been praying for your family ever since I learned of your situation. Will continue to pray that you are all united together as a family soon :)

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  46. We have been lifting you and your precious family up... and will continue to do so until you are all united and HOME!

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  47. Praying for your family!
    For Peace and protection for each of you!
    On the other side of this each of your children will have an amazing story to tell about God's faithfulness and amazing power!

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  48. Praying for you all!
    Joy

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  49. Praying for your family!

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  50. We have been talking and praying for your family. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts, also, and we know that the enemy wants to do all he can to prevent families from doing the Lord's work. Praying that you and ALL of your children are reunited and home ASAP!

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  51. I'm so sorry this happened to your family. Praying for reuniting and healing for your family. The Lord is our protector and teacher, may He guide you and the Ghana gov't officials involved.

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  52. I am an adoptive mom of 7 and my heart broke when I first found out about what happened to you. We are keeping your family and children especially in our prayers! God is faithful to finish the good work He has begun. NO man can close the doors OUR GOD HAS OPENED! Much love to all of you!

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  53. Praying for you all and that this horrible mistake will be used for God's glory! Strength to your family--may it bring you closer. SO very thankful that it is getting sorted out with deep apologies.--Blessings, Valerie

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  54. Know that we are continuing to pray not only over your remaining time there, but over your homecoming and new normal for all of your family. May God bless your with strength, comfort, and peace, and use this whole event to HIS glory!

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  55. We have been praying for you and your family. We know that God will be glorified in all of this. Praying for strength and restoration for your family...Blessings, Brooke

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  56. Continuing to pray for you and your family! You have been on my heart since I first learned of this situation. Please keep us updated and remember to ignore the ANONYMOUS cowards. There will always be HATERS in the world. Ignore them and focus on what is important. Bringing your babies home safe...all SIX of them!

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  57. HI:
    I know I haven't posted before but please know that I have been praying for you and will continue to do so.I agree with Mommy.Ignore the negative ones and focus on what is important. Bring ALL of those precious babies home.
    Leveta--wife to Carl,mom to Chad 19 (bio) Sam 16 and Kaitrin 13 both from India through Dillon International

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  58. So thankful for this update. We do not know one another but we also love the Lord and have adopted some of our children internationally. The Army of the Lord is a powerful thing! So precious to read about how the Lord was ministering to your hubby even in your darkest hour! We continue to pray and trust that what the enemy meant for harm, our mighty God meant for good and for His glory! Love, Holly

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  59. Christine, We have never met, but I have been following your story and praying for you and your sweet family. Know that there are many other adoptive families in TN whose hearts go out you and people around the world are praying for you and are watching to see what miracles the Lord is doing in your family. My husband and I will be praying peace and a quick resolution as well as for your transition and healing as you come home.
    Courtney
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  60. I read your story through another blog, and please know I have been praying ever since. I pray for peace, for healing, and for a united family in the very, very near future!

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  61. Been Lifting your family up in prayer... May God reveal his master plan... His ways are not our ways. This may not be any consolation but my first thought after reading today was this: I wonder who this family has touched through this! A Pastor? Was he detained also? We are going to continue to pray hard! happyhartmanfarm.blogsot.com...

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  62. Learned of your adoption journey and trials through beautiful Adeye. Praying so hard for truth and justice and for you and your precious family to make it home safely. God bless you and give you continued strength to use this trial as a way to deepen your commitment to Him and to your beilefs.

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  63. Praying you and your entire family safely home!

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  64. Arkansas is praying for your family! Praying you're able to bring your 6 children home safely and soon.

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  65. Continuing to pray for comfort, peace, safety and justice for your family! God is truly our refuge in times of trouble.

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  66. Praying in NC, God is moving mountains!

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  67. Praying for peace and quick resolve to the situation so that you may be united as a family--forever! May peace reign in your hearts.

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  68. Continuing to pray for your sweet family....for a resolution for your 4 kiddos who continue to wait and for much peace and healing for the rest of you who have been through such a nightmare!!! I was just sick when I read about what happened. But God! He's got it. :) Bring those kiddos home!

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  69. Wisconsin is praying too. I keep checking and know that I will finally be able to rest when I know you are all home safely. Adoption is a calling and a blessing. But also a huge challenge and as people have stated, the Enemy does not want it to happen as it places children in safe, loving homes where they can grow. Adoption is a part of the heart of God.
    Christy
    mommy to the tremendous ten (seven adopted)
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  70. so many have been praying for all 6 of you!! I am so relieved you are released from prison. Please know that I will continue to follow your story and continue to lift all of you up the Lord. He has some amazing plans for your family.

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  71. I saw your story through a friend. I woke up before dawn with you on my heart Monday morning and prayed for all of you. I continue my prayers. May God be your comfort. Be encouraged!

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  72. Been praying for your family of 8 since Saturday after hearing the news about your incarceration. I rejoiced when I heard that you and your bio children were released and my prayers continue for your 4 other children to soon join you, free to legally become your children, to return home with you at last. Your story has touched many lives and turned many hearts to God. May the peace of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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  73. still praying! A friend posted for prayer on face book! Janet

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  74. May God bless you, and may you come home soon with all 6 of children. I'm praying for you and your children and for healing for each of them.
    In Christ's love,
    Shan Barlow

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  75. I was led to your story from 3 (maybe 4?) other blogs that I read daily. I prayed and prayed and PRAYED for you and your ENTIRE family! I'm so happy that it has 'moved along'. Still praying it moves along a little faster and that the 8 of you can go home VERY VERY soon!!!
    Much love from British Columbia Canada!!

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  76. Praying for you and your precious children. Stay strong in the Lord.

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  77. Praying from Germany. What an amazing testimony of that verse from teh bible. I am on my face for your family, praying to the God of Heaven and Earth! We are with you dear ones, we are praying and standing at the throne praying for favor!

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  78. Continued prayers for your family and that you will return home soon and safely with all 6 of your children.

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  79. praying for your family in Kentucky and @ www.cameronandcooper.com

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  80. Praying for you. Can't wait to hear you are back in the US with all your children! Your story scares me to death. We are in the process of adopting a little girl from Taiwan and were planning on taking our 5 year old with us to get her....but not sure about taking her out the country after reading your story. How traumatizing for your little ones and you. I may play it safe and just leave our girl in the US and we will go get the baby by ourselves bless you all!
    www.journeytome.com
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  81. What were you thinking trying to remove these 4 children from Ghana on day 9 in country? There is no way the courts in Ghana and the US government would have been able to finalize adoption, do investigation and process immigration in that time according to any credible adoption or government source.

    Wish people would look into the process of adoption and see that it's not the devil but not following the procedure that caused this mess.

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    1. Praying for the M familyJune 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      You don't know the whole story, so please don't assume...

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    2. I read their blog of timelines, agency timelines and have adopted from abroad myself. I saw the abc piece. Others are assuming.

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    3. I completely agree. This is ridiculous.

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  82. Praying for you and your family, God will get you through this difficult ordeal.
    Try to ignore comments like the one from anonymous, this person suffers from hate and jealousy and needs prayer.

    All the best to you and your family.

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  83. We continue to pray in Texas! :)

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  84. Your family has been in our prayers and in the prayers of many in our community. As an adoptive mom, my heart hurts for all of you in what you have been through; I am so sorry about the trauma you and your children have experienced, and pray God will use this all for good. Praying for the mighty, healing hand of God to hold you all, bring you safely home and bring your new children home as well.

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  85. I heard of your story from my daughter who has 2 adopted children from China. They too have 3 bio kids..so 5 in all! Just want you to know that I have "prayed continuasly" as it tells us in Thes. GOD WILL REIGN...and NO DOUBT BE GLORIFIED ...HE WILL HEAL.. I'm praying for your RETURN TO YOUR HOME with all your children and for your kids to know peace and safety. Cannot imagine what all of you went thru. Be steadfast as you await your flight HOME. Will be PRAYING until you step foot on American soil. God Bless the USA....
    Much love...
    A sister in Christ

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  86. I heard about your situation over the weekend via A place called simplicity blog. I have been praying as well as posting on all my social media places to unite others in prayer as well. Will continue to pray for you guys. May God be glorified in the midst of this experience.

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  87. Praying for you without ceasing. Praying for all of your precious children that God would guard their hearts & keep them safe. He has a beautiful plan for each of their lives. So thankful for families like yours who step out on faith & obey the call God has set before them without limiting Him. He is ABLE. Much love & prayers to you & your family from Mississippi.

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  88. Been praying for you for days now and passing your info on to friends for prayer as well. So many people praying for you and these precious kids. Praying for even more miracles and that your ENTIRE family will be home soon. You are being lifted up daily in prayer both by friends and strangers, and are NEVER alone!

    Randi from Kansas

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  89. Praying for you from Tennessee! May God's will be done in your lives and the lives of all of your children.

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  90. Continuing to pray for your family from Virginia - as an adoptive mom, I can not imagine how hard this has been.

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  91. Just to let you know that when we heard of your cicumstances, several members of our family began to pray.I am the grandfather of two adopted children from Kenya and I work with children in Kenya from the USA side and in-country. I immediately emailed my pastor friends in Kenya to request them to pray for your family. When my friends in kenya pray....the Lord says "What is it my children?"and mountains begin to move. My son and daughter-in-law had similar issues to yours and so did their friends who were adopting at the same time as they were.They are now enjoying their new lives in the US as you soon will be with your family.Bwana akubariki { The Lord bless you!!} Babu Smith

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  92. May the Lord and His Holy Spirit continue to lift you all up with encouragement, support, peace and contentment in all of these circumstances. May all glory honor and praise be HIS and that many will come to know Him as well as the plight of the orphan through this trial. He is faithful to complete HIS plan and purpose and Satan will not get the victory in this. We are praying for you all here in NC at the Mestas Home. Bless you my brothers and sisters!!!!

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  93. I am a never married single adoptive mom from Denver- heard about your case from Linnie Saunders at A PLACE CALLED SIMPLICITY. I put it on my blog and on Facebook, also on the church prayer chain. I've been praying, nonstop, that God would move mountains for your family and that you would all come back safely and quickly.
    Carol

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  94. I can't even imagine what you are going through, but I know the Lord is over all and has you in His hand.
    Beautiful scripture you posted. HE is able.

    Praying for you.
    Jill

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  95. Praying for you and your sweet family! May God bless you and hopefully soon you will be a complete family! Stay strong, our God is MIGHTY TO SAVE!

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  96. Found you from another blog and have been praying for your family.

    "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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  97. Christine & Sol,

    We have been praying for your family since last week. We have some mutual friends (I know Christine's cousin Erin & have a Newsong friend in common, Robyn B.). You are an amazing family!

    Anna Kim

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  98. I do not know your family, but I have been praying hard for all eight of you. You are in my heart.

    For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up on a rock. Psalms 27:5

    Lovingly,

    Lauren
    North Brunswick, NJ

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  99. Praying for you - read about your story on CNN - I am the mom of two adopted boys, so I understand the journey well. God's peace be with you - He is our refuge and our strength, our very present STRENGTH in time of trouble. God bless you!

    Brenda
    Los Angeles

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  100. I found out about your situation from Ny Hao Yall's blog a few days ago and I kept you guys in my thoughts ever since. I am very glad to hear things are getting better. It's good that they apologised and recognized they have made a mistake. I hope and pray everything will get in order as soon as possible!

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  101. I'm praying for you and ALL of your children. I can't wait to rejoice when ALL of you are out of Ghana and back home where you belong.

    Julie
    USA

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  102. i am really proud of you guys.. God is merciful and He is truly just. I know that although we don't understand, God is working His way through this situation and I am so blessed by seeing your guys' faithfulness to His calling in your lives. We love you so much and can't wait to meet our new nieces and nephews, and to give E and I many hugs as they'll let us when we see you guys again. Praying constantly for you guys. Love you so much, steph and mike

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  103. I came over from Linny's blog. So glad you all are home and recovering. We prayed for you and thankful for our God who delivers His children in their time of need. You heard the call to adopt children. You stepped out in faith. He was there with you all the time, protecting and guiding, sustaining! Praying for you as you at this time as well. God bless and hugs!

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  104. Rejoicing for your family and trusting that everything will work out quickly.
    Joy

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  105. Praying all goes well and this traumatic experience will not leave too many scars...I am sure it will leave some, unfortunately. I heard you were back home. Prayers that your family can move forward as a family of 8 and these new children can accept God in their hearts.

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  106. I opened my bible to Psalm 10 this morning - message version. It is crazy, different and to me so clear as to God's heart in this version -

    Vs 18"Orphans get parents, the homeless get homes. The reign of terror is over, the rule of gang lords is ended!"

    Then I ended up here somehow . . .

    xo ellie

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  107. We were just out of country for our adoption of twins and I cannot possibly imagine the terror that your family has/and is still going through! We will pray for your family as well and hope that it is all resolved quickly!
    Cynthia
    http://www.adreamadoption.blogspot.com

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  108. So grateful that you and your entire family are now back safe home safely! (also read about your family from Linny's blog.) I've kept you guys in my prayers.

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  109. We are praying that our gracious heavenly father will grant each of you peace, comfort, and rest!! We have been praying and will continue!!

    Many blessings,

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  110. Sweet mama and papa, I am so so so sorry you have had to suffer this horror on your precious family, may you be reunited with all your god giving blessings soon xx

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