Our application has been approved and we are now moving ahead in the adoption process (can I get a “wahoo!”?). The next steps are filling out lots more paperwork (I had “syllabus shock” after opening that email) and going through our Home Study Update interview. Our interview is scheduled for March 3. Our case worker will come to our home and update our report, adding in Jonathan. We have until May 4 to complete our paperwork.
Included in the paperwork are items like getting fingerprinted for a background check and going through a CPR/First Aid Class. In addition, I’m working on our Family Profile which is a printed photo book that will go out to expectant parents and will be how they chose us to be the parents of their baby. It’s fun and a little challenging to try to boil our family down into a book. It seems much easier than last time since I’ve already made one and this time we get to tell them all about our life with Jonathan.
We are also continuing to save our pennies and raise funds. My heart has already been touched by the generosity of many of our family and friends. Thank you so much!! We are now over halfway to our goal of $40K! It is powerful to sense God behind us in this venture. I’m thankful that I can rest in His ability to make it all work when I feel so powerless to control the details.
Thank you for your prayers, friends. I seriously felt a deep peace and joy the day after we announced our adoption and have been continuing to feel that since. I know this peace is the result of your prayers. My biggest grief in adoption is not being able to protect our baby in the womb. Would you please join us in praying for his or her protection as we move forward? I know it’s out of my control and I need to trust God with our child. However, my Mother’s Heart is really struggling with this.
Your support of us during this time means the world to us as a family. We are incredibly thankful for you!!
If you want to help support our adoption: Ben + Liz Adoption #2 GoFundMe Page