Would you please continue to pray that God would move mountains and unite Yulia with her forever family in GODSPEED?!?! Yulia is running out of time and needs her family to rescue her SOON. I've heard that a few families have expressed interest in Yulia (via Reece's Rainbow), but I'm waiting for the day that God announces His chosen family for Yulia.
New topic: I am sitting in a hotel room in Austin with 5 other adoption-loving women! We are attending the Together for Adoption Conference (T4A), and oh what a joy it is to be surrounded by women who love God, love orphans, and live out James 1:27! We spent the day today with Dr. Karyn Purvis (author of The Connected Child) learning how to parent children from hard places. I just love her research and advice...it resonates well with me as I practiced "attachment parenting" (Dr. Sears) with my bio kids before I even knew that adoption would be in our future and before I had a clue how much attachment would become an integral part of my life in connecting with adopted kiddos. I'm so blessed to be able to attend this conference (thanks Matt, Stephanie and kiddos for giving me this time here!). I've met a few of you faithful and sweet blog readers here...thanks so much for taking the time to say hi! I'm on the T4A featured blogger break-out (I think on Saturday), so if you're at the conference, stop by and say hi. It's fun to meet those cyber-friends who have prayed for us. What a blessing! :-) And, if you're in the area, it's not too late to come to the conference!!! Sign up HERE.
Dr. Karyn Purvis is the lady in the middle dressed in black.