Apparently our blog caught the eye of the Communications Coordinator that writes the newsletter for our Agency!
This is what our Priest would call a "Glory Story". It's all about His Glory and how God has worked in our lives and the lives of those we don't even know, to bring this child to us! We truly believe she was made for us and we, for her.
This link will take you to the newsletter.
We have also gotten some feedback on this story. I agreed to let CHI post our story in the hopes that someone might be touched by it in some way:
Thanks for including the story "The Other Family!" We were offered a referral that we refused and felt terrible about for awhile. But we were hearing that same voice telling us that [he] was just not our child. We knew we could handle any disability he may have had, but it just came down to knowing that he was not our child!....it was a strange thing to refuse a child for any reason. It was very awkward and we felt guilty. We were also eager to hear that [he] had been placed and were so thankful! This story was one we don't often read...thanks!
Thought you might want to pass on to Chelsea and Paul that we, too, fell in love with Claire! She was listed with our agency, CCAI, and was posted on the website. When I saw her sweet face, the name “Claire” immediately popped into my head. We requested her file and realized she was not meant to be ours. I am so happy that God brought her to her forever family. I thought her family might want to know that she touched our hearts!