The following was posted as a comment, but I thought it was so wonderful that it must be a part of the actual blog… Thank you Lindsey for all that you have done! We are all praying that God will do something amazing!
I have had the blessing of working at Adoption Assistance Agency for the last two years and I’m truely sadend about the outcome we had to take. As I prayed for the agency, something in me said that maybe it takes a reputable agency such as ours to “go out of business” to finally get the point across and get people to become pro-active to fight these facilitators. While I write this, I think about all our wonderful familes that we had that no longer feel they can adopt due to funds and how expensive other agencies (such as facilitators) can be. My heart breaks for them, we have worked with all of them for so long and so desperately long for a baby to complete thieir families.
One thing I do know is this, I will continue to pray for our families and the Adoption Assistance Agency, because the power of prayer is strong and with the Lord by our side, anything is possible. I truely believe we will shut down these facilitators and push them out of New Mexico, and prayerfully out of other states as well. And as for the Agency, I will pray we will continue to receive families that need homestudies or counseling so that we can stay alive through this ordeal and someday do adoptions for families again the way God had intended it. I know the Good Lord is with us and is using us still to impact our community. We have too much love and devotion to just sit back and watch our agency fade!