Praying Girl


If you check out my blog during  February/early March, click on the tab labeled “Adoption Journey.”  Selene and I will be in Ukraine on a rescue mission and we will be chronicling our experience as we are able.  We learned about a girl who is about to “age out.”  She turns 16 on May 6.  Every day she prays for a family, even though it feels more and more hopeless as she gets closer to the day (May 6) when she will no longer be eligible for adoption.  We are going to try to be an answer to her prayer!  We can’t change the whole world, but we can change the whole world for one person.

16 Responses to “Praying Girl”

  • Erica Says:

    We wish you the best in your journey! We’re headed over there ourselves to do the very same thing later this week. Gook luck!

  • Bob and Holly Beck Says:

    All the best!! We will be thinking of you. You will be missed at Grace Place but also know that you are on a life changing journey. Safe travels.

  • Marie Says:

    I’d love to connect with you by email if possible. We are leaving in little over a week to walk the same path and have a question we’d love to ask Selene. Thanks!!

  • Barbara Smith Says:

    I was just in Ukraine in February with a group from Nashville visiting 2 orphanges. The picture of the praying girl has broken my heart. I will pray. Please keep me informed.

  • Pam Langewisch Says:

    Hello, Pastor & Mrs. Peck,
    We found your blog because we were googling Ukrainian teen adoption and started following Heidi & Felix’s blog a couple weeks before we left. I am currently in Donetsk, on the 8th day of our waiting period after court, adopting a 16-year-old girl, too. We adopted her younger brothers in 2009 so her November birthday was not a problem for us–though at first we were told it would be! We praised God to his amazing answer to your and Steve Weber’s prayers, however, not only because they changed the ruling of the most powerful nation on earth, but because it gave us hope for a Christian boy we met here who really wants a family. His birthday is May 5, however, so when we first heard about him a few weeks ago we thought it was impossible. Then your prayers changed things and we started praying and asking our friends on his behalf. On Ash Wednesday friends in Denver said yes! They immediately got fingerprinted and called local Christian adoption agencies to start the homestudy, but the agencies are saying they are busy and it would be impossible to finish on time! Oh ye of little faith. Here’s what I’ve learned in this process–God LOVES the orphan. Have they even READ your blog? Besides praying for us, is there anyone you could direct us to that would hit the ground running on this boy’s behalf? As you know, it would have to be fast!
    Spasiba and Slava Bog!
    Pam Langewisch
    PS My brother-in-law, David Langewisch, is pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood, should you pastors ever do things together…:)

  • clay Says:

    Hi Pam, so glad to hear your story. Our social worker, Barbara Weaver, also has adopted a teen girl from Ukraine. I know she would try her best to help. This family would have to work and push hard every step, and PRAY HARD! The just need their I-171 approved before May 5. Barbara’s email is: Let me know what happens!

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