Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I just got a phone call from our worker at MAPS. The little girl that we have been pursuing is no longer available. I asked what happened and was told that she didn't really have a good answer. She was speaking to their in-country representative about us being matched with this girl and the representative informed her that she was no longer available.

I'm disappointed (to minimize), but we know that this is just God pointing us in a different direction. We continue to be open to a range of ages and abilities, so we'll see what happens.


ColleenC said...

Oh no, I can only imagine how incredibly disappointing that must be. How frustrating to not have an answer to the 'why' either!! Keeping you in my thoughts that your adoption process looks up soon!!!!

Amy said...

I am so sorry Kristy! That is so frustrating! Praying you get matched with another child soon!

Julie & Patrick said...

Oh Kristy! I am so sorry that you are suffering this disappointment. It must be so difficult to reason away without a REASON. I sincerely hope that the unavailability of this child only means that another family has become her new family and will love her in the way that your family was so eager and willing to do. I know there is that "perfect fit" out there for the Labontes!!

Julie R

Shad and Maggie Alsworth said...

So so sorry you are going through this! How disappointing! My prayers are with you and your family.


The Labontes said...

Julie, that's what we're hoping too. That someone in India has adopted her. That's what I'm choosing to believe.

Pam said...

Oh Kristy!! I'm SO sorry. I pray that you find comfort. I'm not even going to offer any "positive" thoughts. This plan out stinks. Holding you up in prayer.

Peter and Nancy said...

How heartbreaking for you, Kristy. It's so hard to explain how you can begin to love someone you've never met . . . but it's definitely true and real. I am so sorry to hear that she will not be joining your family. I'll be praying for you as you grieve this disappointment, and for that perfect little someone that's just waiting for you.
-- Nancy

Amy said...

Hey you. I'm sorry. And I know that things work out in certain ways for certain reasons but it doesn't make the heartbreak any easier. I'm sure she was adopted by a loving family....but not giving you a reason would make me a bit angry too.

THinking of you!!


Anonymous said...

So sorry, and disappointed. She was actually starting to become a part of the family already. This must be hard for all of you, and for Maddie especially. We are still hoping for another one that fits in the family as well as Max Rup.

Love and Kisses
Aunt Dawn

Amanda said...

I am so sorry Kristy. I know you had gottten attached to the idea even without seeing a picture. I'll be praying for you to find your princess.

Nic said...

sending you many hugs. :(


Kristi W. said...

Ugh. I'm so sorry. You are in my prayers, girl. :(


mandywillard said...

I was just thinking about you today and wondering how things are going. I'm so sorry that you are facing such a disappointment! I will be praying for you!

Emily said...

I am so sorry Kristy - thinking of you guys! Emily

Anonymous said...

I had fallen in love with her also, amazing how that happens, but I remember how your first opportunity during the last adoption that came while you were pursuing Max changed in Max's direction and what a blessing that has been. I believe that this is the avenue that has been meant to be.

Love Mom