Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Adoption Update

God continues to move in our adoption process. I see things every day. Today Kevin told me that he got a call from our first agency indicating they have decided to allow us to complete a concurrent adoption. *smile* While we weren't really waiting for their permission as we had decided to move ahead with or without their assistance, it will make the process a bit easier and save the cost of hiring someone else to completely re-do our home study. I will call our social worker tomorrow and get the details on the new rules for this process and what we need to do.

I have had people that I would have never thought were even thinking of me/us tell me that they pray for us and for our adoption. Last night, when I was in such a funk, one of the inspectors whose work I review had a problem and I needed to call him. He floored me by telling me he was praying for us and that he thought what we were doing was so incredible. I really needed his exhortation, but I never expected it would come from him.

We continue to have people who offer to help us with our fundraisers. I got an email from our friend Carla today that she had set up our Little Caesar pizza kit fundraiser, set up the delivery date, ordered the brochures and everything. I am SO appreciative of all she is doing to help us with this.

I think Ellie has been born. I'm not sure why I think this, but I really do. It will be interesting to see when her birth date is and see if I "felt" right. I think we will get her referral in early May. We'll see how close I am on that as well. I'm going to make a prediction - just because it will be fun to see how close I am -- OOH OOH, I'm going to put a poll up on the blog and you can vote too.

My prediction for our date of referral is ... April 15 -- tax day!


Verna said...

Those God moments are just priceless. Love hearing about them.

Allison said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hi. I found your blog through the Yahoo group. We are also with Adoption Options and are requesting an infant girl. We were put on the list on December 17th so I think we are right in front of you. I can't wait to share this journey with you!

Anita said...

I had a feeling the answer was going to be YES!! :) And for the guess of your referral...hmmmm....that's a hard one....April 17 (like Kaylin's referral day) or April 20 (MY birthday!!). Can I have 2 days?? And what do I win? Heee,hee!!!!

Maria said...

Anita -- You CAN have two days. And you win, um, bragging rights!! And you get to be one fo the first ones to see her referral photo!!