First of all, thanks to everyone who emailed and commented to let us know you were praying!
Munkh Tur and he was born April 4th. That would make him 6 months old. His mother's name is Tsatsral and she is 20 years old. She came to the house today and we had a good talk. She told me she never intended to abandon the baby and I believe her. She had no place to go so she went to Ulaan Baatar to contact the father of the baby and try to make a life for herself with him. She planned on coming back for the baby once they settled but after a few days she realized it would not work out (he beat her). She heard through the grapevine that the baby was in the hospital and she was very worried. I could feel her grief as she sat there holding him and crying.
It turns out that when Tsatsral was pregnant for Munkhush, the same lady from our church that brought him to me yesterday, met her as she was on her way to an abortion clinic to have an abortion. She talked to her and told her that her baby was a gift from God and that she should not have an abortion. Of course, she ended up having him, Praise God!
Today, Tsatsral told me that she feels her best option is to give him up for adoption. I told her she needs to think about it carefully and make sure that is what she wants. I also told her she needs to get close to God and let Him help her. Hetee and I always talked about adopting and have come close a few times but not as close as this. We are willing to take him and adopt him but, at this point we feel that the mom needs as much help as he does. We'd love to see her on her feet and raising him herself.
Tsatsral has left the baby here with us and will leave tomorrow to go and meet with her parents (divorced, alcoholics) who live in another state and try to make a decision. Please pray for her as she goes through this very difficult time. She is not some deadbeat mother who abandoned this baby to fend for himself; she is a very hurt and disillusioned young woman with no where to turn.
Also please pray for us. We need God's wisdom to know how to help both Tsatsral and Munkhush. We also need the finances to move ahead. We know that God brought Munkhush into our lives and we will do all we can to see that he is taken care of. Today we bought diapers, formula (nursing him AND Kenny has taken a toll on my energy so I needed help in that area!) and clothes. I had recently given another Little Hearts baby a bunch of Kenny's hand-me-downs so we had to go shopping. =)
Thank again for praying!