We completed everything in March, and began waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Our desire was to adopt a child who had been in foster care, whose parents' rights were terminated, and who was available for adoption.
A few weeks ago, we started discussing the idea of getting licensed as foster parents. We felt God might be leading us in a new direction, and the wait was getting harder.
Four days later, we got a call saying there was a 10-month-old girl available for adoptive placement! We couldn't believe it!
On Monday, our family was officially chosen as her family. And today, we finally got to hold her in our arms for the first time. In some ways, it reminded me of the first time we met Sam. It feels a little like a first date. You don't really know each other, but you know you want to know more. And so you do a little dance to try to figure each other out. But, unlike a first date, we are already committed to this precious little blessing forever!
We took Sam to Build-A-Bear this week, and he made a bear for "Sister" (choosing a new name is something we hope to do SOON!). He is so excited to meet her tomorrow, and bring her the new bear.
I do hope to post more about our journey and her story soon. But I do want to share a few pictures for now. Thanks for joining us on this crazy adventure of trusting God with our family and future!
Our Precious Blessing