Please pray for these friends. Ryan and I met them last month at church when they shared that they too would soon be adopting. My heart is breaking.
It is with very heavy hearts that we send this e-mail. Last night (Weds.) we received a phone call that Isabel's birthparents changed their minds and decided to parent her. MN law allows them 10 business days to change their minds, but no one, not even the social workers, saw this coming. Our precious Isabel Rose was picked up by another social worker last night and taken away from us. We are completely devastated and don't know where or how to pick up the pieces from here. Our families and our social worker were here with us when she left, and they have been helping us through this. We plan to take some time and get some counseling from our agency and try to figure out where to go from here.
Please pray for us during this difficult time, and please pass this news onto others who may have known that we had adopted a baby. Also, please pray for Isabel and that she would be well cared for by her birthparents. For five wonderful days, she was our little girl, and we hope and pray that she will have a good life.
Emily and Joe