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Friday, October 25, 2013

Call #1 Some news!

It happened! We got a call from our adoption agency that wasn't asking for more paperwork, or informing us of an upcoming class. No, this one to actually talk to us about a child. Before you get to excited I have to say that it didn't end up going through. We were never placed with the child, but I wanted to share anyways because it's actually the beginning of something pretty exciting.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11


A few days ago I was busy cooking dinner for our pastor and his family ( something our church did for pastor appreciation month). While I was in the middle of layering the lasagna my phone started to ring. It wasn't a number I recognized so I was about to let it go to voicemail when I decided to go ahead and answer it. I'm glad I did because it was our social worker calling from the on call phone. When she said who she was I seriously just thought Oh they must need something else. Or maybe they had called confirming that they got the most recent thing they needed. But no I was completely shocked when she said that she was calling about a three month old baby!!! Here's the thing though. We were signed up for adoption only. The only calls we should have gotten were for children ready to be adopted or ones that had a low risk of going back to their homes. But this baby would have been a temporary foster situation. Something we hadn't told them we would do, yet. The weekend before, Hubby and I were discussing doing this as we wait for our adoption placement. That maybe God was wanting us to be a foster family as well, and Hubby had told me to go ahead and call them the day that they ended up calling me! 

Long story short. The baby stayed at her/his home. But it just felt like a confirmation that we should do this. I was feeling a little nervous about calling them to tell them we were interested in foster care as well. I was thinking that I wasn't sure how I would feel about getting a call about a child that we would know we couldn't keep. But!!! When we got that call, even though I knew it would only be for a short time, I was sooo excited!! All the things I thought I would worry about I didn't I was just plain excited! And actually a little disappointed the next day when we got the call saying it wasn't happening,

Point of this story.

We are now an in the process of adoption, foster/respite home!

Adopting from foster care is a long hard journey. But I know that He is the one in charge. And He is the one who will help us through all the situations that may come up, such as giving a child back. So we look forward to a child being placed in our home either to stay or for a little while...

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