Monday, December 1, 2008

Our Adoption Journey

We will be going to Ukraine sometime soon. We will be blogging our adoption journey on a private blog once we are in Ukraine. If you would like to receive an invitation to this blog, please email my sister-in-law Tracie at We have a lot going on right now and Tracie, in the middle of her busy life, has graciously offered to help us by screening emails and requests to follow our new blog page. Please let her know who you are and how you know us. Thanks so much and God bless you!

We were just given news today, from our adoption facilitator that Makar, the third boy who's adoption we were pursuing, is in the process of being adopted by an Italian family. We were so sad to hear this and yet happy at the same time that he now has a family. There is never a guarrantee, even when we commit to the adoption of a child, that we will be able to go home with that specific child. Whoever gets interviewed by the Adoption Authority there in Kiev first, can choose the child of their choice. So, we will be trusting the Lord to lead us to our third son. Please keep us in your prayers. Thanks so much!


Somedays are Worth Remembering said...

Renea, Tell me how you raise your daughters and keep in touch with their birth mother. Our birth mother called today and has changed her mind and would like some contact. She wants to send her a christmas gift.I love it, yet I am nervous. Where do I start, along with getting on my knees praying for her salvation, which I do daily.

The Loux Family said...


Email me at We'll chat.

Love you,


Anonymous said...

We heard about you through friends in Kansas City, as we, too are adopting and have a heart for adoption (and the house of prayer!). I'm in tears looking at pictures of your soon-to-be children. We are praying for you and these children from Virginia!

Bethany said...

I've been following your journey through the RR board and just happened on your blog. You have a gorgeous family! I hope things are going well in Ukraine!

Pam McKerring said...

Derek (and Renee)! So I was sitting on the living room floor of Jonathan and Adrianne Bow last night and Bow Pam, did you know the Loux's are adopting again??? And I say, no, I haven't talked to Derek since taking him out to meet homeless kids in Indy a few winters ago! He mentioned reading it on your blog...How life has changed for all of us! I went to Africa, moved back, am working for Bow at Crosspointe, and you guys are growing...again! Love it!

And yes, I fully blog stalked you and got caught up on your family. I cannot believe how big the girls are, and man are they lovely! I can see their beautiful spirit through the beautiful outer shell! I am thrilled about what God is doing in your family and would love to get back in touch again.

Also...Susan you have contact info for her?

God's grace and peace to you in Abundance,

The Loux Family said...

Hi Pam! Great to hear from you! Please email Derek at so he can catch up with all you're up to! Please give our love to the Bows! We have a lot to tell you! I left a comment on your blog.

Hugs and blessings from us both!