It’s been a few weeks since I have updated everyone on our adoption journey. As I mentioned in my last post, we have decided to focus on legal risk and straight adopt kiddos which means the process is a little slower, and we have a little more control over the situation.
At this point, we are continuing to receive information on possible matches that we then read about and talk about to determine if we want our agency to submit our information to the agency that is looking out for the children. To this point, we have submitted our information on four children/sets of siblings. Two have have not matched, and we are waiting to hear back on the other two. And so this is how the process goes and goes…
In connecting with other families through our agency who are going through the same process, we have learned that the matching part can take a while. It is a lot of give and take, there is a ton of information that everyone has to read through, many families that are interested in the same children, and a million more state agency workers involved in making the final decisions at each point in the process.
We are learning more about ourselves through this process than I every imagined, and God has continually worked on our hearts in a million different ways that have only brought us both closer to Him, and that makes it all worth while regardless of how it all ends.
We are still hopeful, yet reserved, and as always, we ask for your continued prayers through it all!
Love and Blessings!
April (& Chris)