The night before Viktors left, Paula contacted me about Viktors. I was crying too hard that night to have a conversation and promised her I would call the next day. I had no idea this was a divine appointment.
After taking Viktors to the airport and recovering slightly, I called Paula to discuss Viktors. God had laid Viktors on her heart in a big way, but as you will read, she thought it was the role of an advocate or to pray for our road to adoption.
For us to adopt Viktors would just make perfect sense. Everything lined up it seemed. We have 3 boys. He fit right now. We loved him. He loved us. There was one missing factor. And it was a big one. God wasn’t leading us down that road. It didn’t make sense, but I’ve learned over the years that often God’s work seems to make little sense to our human brains that think we can fit the pieces so nicely together.
Over the course of the next several days, Paula and I spent a lot of time chatting on the phone or corresponding online as we sought God’s direction. With complete assurance, and at the exact same time, he gave our family 100% confirmation that we were not to be Viktor’s forever family. That we were to be his advocate, his voice. We gave him love and spoke for him when he couldn’t speak for himself. But He gave another family 100% confirmation that Viktors was theirs. And He brought us together.
Within 5 days of Viktors leaving, the Lord confirmed so clearly to all involved what our roles would be.
If you have been praying for Viktors, please continue. The journey continues!!
The Sloan family will host Viktors for 5 weeks this summer with the intent to adopt him. He will have to return to Latvia after hosting, but hopefully not for long. There are lots of obstacles to overcome, but God is big enough for all of them. And if God didn’t allow obstacles, how would we see the miracles involved?
How can you impact Viktors? Pray! Pray for him. Pray for the Sloans. Pray Viktors heart would be open to the love they have for him already. Pray they will bond easily. Pray Viktors will say yes to adoption. Pray for obstacles to be overcome with international adoption laws. Pray God clears the path. And pray for the funds to be raised. The Sloans will be raising money to host as well as adopt.
Please read the following posts from the Sloans. God couldn’t have selected a more perfect family to love this boy. Paula is an orphan advocate, mother of 3 (one of which is adopted), homeschooling mama, and a lover of the family. Viktors is so blessed. One day he will look back at the story of his life and be amazed.