Friday, June 1, 2012

Adoption Planner and Home Study Packet Received!

If you want to hear the laughter of the God who created your soul, doubt His plan.

I have already been bitten by the discouragement bug. Yes! A mere week after sending our contracts in the mail, fear has filled my heart.

All you seasoned adoptive parents, I can hear your laughter. We are just getting started.

This path we are on, it will have many stoplights, yield signs, stop and go lights, and likely?

Speed limit signs that I will want to break, per usual.

Sorry, police officer husband, just being honest.

Last night I had some doubts:
-a lengthy waitlist
-loooong wait times
-waiting on adoption planner
-waiting on hearing back from the home study agency we applied to
-what if we don't finish our home studies and dossier in 6 months?
-what if we don't have the money to cover everything?
-are we doing everything correctly?
-are we making God-lead decisions?

And today?

We received a package from All God's Children that included our adoption planner (research on adoption and dossier information) and our With Eyes Wide Open workbook (preparation for international adoption).

We separately received a package from our home study agency that included more paperwork. Questionnaires, fingerprinting, background checks, etc.!

A lovely overseas friend donated money, as she has every month this year, and purchased an item from our Etsy shop. And we sold another item.

Can you hear God's laughter?

We are so thankful for clarity. For blessings. For love.

We have got a lot of work ahead of us these next 6 months. And it could be easy to get overwhelmed.

To want to run through a few red lights.

But we have hope in God. And He tells us He will renew our strength.

He tells us that we will run and soar.

Those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. 
~Isaiah 40:31


  1. It's amazing how Satan tries to steal our joy through any situation. When I was pregnant with my middle child, we faced the possibility of a heart defect for two weeks. It was stressful and grueling and took the joy of carrying my precious gift. Praying that God protects you and gives you strength and peace during this journey you are taking.

  2. Being an adoptive mom myself (on our second) I have learned that although we worry & anticipate what is going to happen constantly God ALWAYS has the PERFECT plan in mind...just wait on his timing & plan it's better :)

  3. Patience is SO hard! Especially when you want your babies NOW and not after a million paper forms have been filled out. :-) I have faith that God will take amazing care of you. He will move mountains for you. I will be praying that the "official" wait times are MUCH shorter for you than you ever thought they'd be.