"I prayed for this child and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him" 1Samuel 1:27

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


When we learned that Gabe had been transferred to an orphanage for the mentally impaired, just weeks before we were to get him, we were devastated. I couldn't believe this was happening. They knew we were coming for him. They knew how tramatic it would be for him. He would be taken from the only place he had ever known. Taken from the only caregivers he had ever known. Placed in a car, another something he didn't know, and taken 4 hrs. away and placed among 400 other kids, in an unfamiliar environment, with strangers to care for him the best they could.

I didn't understand. And I cried out to God......why??? why now??? why at all???

We worried for days, imagining what he must be going through, how scared he must be. But we clung to our faith, and we held on to Gods promises, and we kept believing God would provide everything Gabe needed and everything we needed to see this adoption through. And we knew that there had to be a reason that this transfer happened the way it did.

Maybe we were suppose to see something there. Maybe the Lord was preparing us for something down the road. We didn't know, but we trusted that one day we would. Now here is where it gets good!!!!!

I received an email on Friday from one of the coordinators from Reece's Rainbow that said this:
"Hi Kim -- 

I have 3 lovely little girls listed, who I've been told are in "Gabe Decker's" previous orphanage -- the one he had been transferred to.  The girls are Tiana, Jolene, and Claire on the region 26 page. 
Also, I want you to know -- without you going to adopt Gabe, Claire would've likely been lost in the system.
We were told she had a sister, and did not have DS.  They (the govt) had apparently mixed her up with a different little girl!  Now, she's relisted and will absolutely be able to be adopted -- and we have new pictures of her.
The agency has told us, it's all because of Gabe Decker :)
Kim, this is truly all because Gabe was transferred here.  The agency has told me this -- several times -- that it's all thanks to Gabe.
This boy is now listed:  http://reecesrainbow.org/dexter-26ha and Marina tells me she has other children to list -- I'm assuming from the same place.
Claire was lost in the system, and now she's found -- that's just amazing.  I'm so grateful we can give these children a voice now!"

Can you believe it????!!!!! I get goose bumps every time I think about it! 3 more kiddos now have a chance of finding a home. A home filled with love, a home with a mama and papa and family that will hold them when they are hurt and scared, feed them when they are hungry and teach them of a Fathers love that goes beyond anything even we will ever understand. And all because Gabe was transferred to this mental facility. Wow. Here are the 3 little treasures who are waiting for their forever family.



Thank you Lord for continuing to show me your promises. Thank you for saving this little boy of ours and for leading us to him, and Father, thank you for using him to shed light on this hidden place where only a few outsiders have gone. Lord, my prayer is that someone reading this will say "yes" to Your nudging and allow You to work through them to bring one of these little ones home to the family they deserve, and Lord in doing that, all glory and praise will go to You and You alone. Thank you Lord for blessing our family and bringing Gabe into our home. Amen.

"And we know that in all things God works together for good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

p.s. i have no idea why the spacing looks like it does! It looks correct and then when I post, it goes all weird???!! drives me crazy! :)


  1. It is another beautiful story of how God is at work. He is doing a mighty work. Those who cry out and wonder if He hears - Your story is a perfect example that He IS hearing the cries of the helpless and hopeless. He is in the business of rescuing the abandoned. Praise God!! Praise God!!

  2. AMEN!!! It's so wonderful when we find out what God's plan is!! Sometimes we just have to wait or might never really know. :) YAY!!!

  3. Hey, Kim! My name is Jenn and I'm friends with Kaitlyn Brosh. She shared your blog with me because my husband and I are about to start our adoption journey! I hope you don't mind me commenting, but this story is AWESOME!!! I want to share it with everyone I know. Wow, wow, wow!!! Thank you for your faithfulness and for sharing this. God is so good. Thanks!!