Saturday, August 2, 2008

Waiting

We are in the process of adopting a child through the foster care system in California. Our only stipulations are that the child is younger than Maggie.

We started the process here in October. We went to a meeting and submitted our application. We completed our homestudy in January and completed our foster care classes in February of this year. It took us a while to get our paperwork completed after that. We thought that we didn't have to complete the medical paperwork and CPR classes to get approval for adoption. We thought that it could come later, however, we found out in June that this wasn't true, so we got it all turned in last week.

So, now we wait. It's so strange, but I feel worse now that we have it all turned in. It's like I have absolutely no control over when the child could be placed with us. It's totally out of our hands now.

I know that God is in control. This is just one of those low moments where I wish I knew what was going to happen. I want some peace about this. I want to know that the child is coming soon.

4 comments:

Brandy said...

Awww hang in there Beth! God's timing is never wrong. I am so excited and proud for you guys!

Carolyn said...

I am beginning to feel like the anxious grandma waiting to hear either "It's a girl!" or "It's a boy!"

I agree with Brandy. God's timing is never wrong or too late. He is preparing your hearts while He is preparing the child and parent(s). I'll keep praying. Love you.

Sarah said...

I know you're worried but I just wanted to say "congratulations" first of all. Getting through all of the paperwork is a big accmplishment. I'll be praying for you guys and for your new son or daughter.

mamaktbug said...

praying...definitely!