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  1. Lindsay Kahler says:

    As always, thanks for your honesty and openness. This post is full of many good reminders and challenges to me as we face our own battle with infertility. I’m sorry for your loss of 2 more beloved babies.

  2. Kristin says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are both so obedient in your trust that God has a plan through this and that adoption is still the way to go. Prayers that this coming September attempt will lead to a healthy newborn baby.

  3. Rocco says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. I’m humbled and encouraged by your faith. Please know that I will be praying for you and your family.

  4. Alison says:

    I’m sorry that this has been such a frustrating experience so far. I had a “feeling” about Luke and Leia, and was sure that this would be good news.

    But, no matter what happens going forward, you have succeeded in your hopes in at least one respect: you HAVE adopted these six children. Regardless of the length of their lives, they lived and they were yours.

  5. Shara Livingston says:

    You all are windows of hope to me. I am so sorry for your losses. Praying for success and a healthy baby in the September adoption.

  6. Diane Hamersley says:

    Dear Abby and John,

    What a journey! We are so sorry for your loss and pray the next one will be successful, Deo Valente.

  7. Kate says:

    Reading your adoption journey has intrigued me, as I am also someone who feels called to adopt but who has never felt any sort of calling or desire to ever actually physically have a child. (It helps that, for health reasons, it would be a terrible idea for me to ever become pregnant.) I cannot imagine what it must be like to want to adopt in a way that allows you to be the ones to bond with that child by bringing him or her into the physical world–and then to suffer such huge losses.

    I feel deeply for you, though, as I often worry about my own path to becoming a foster parent and eventually adopting (I am in no place, fiscally or career-wise, to embark on that journey yet, but soon). I wish you the best, and I hope that the path becomes easier and you may find your way to your adoption.

  8. Elaine Geiger says:

    We are sad with you, but join you in looking forward to new beginnings in September!
    Your quote from Oswald Chambers is certainly a reminder of I Corinthians 13:12 – “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known”.

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