Monday, March 3, 2014

A New Path On Our Journey

       Jim and I are very excited to announce that we have begun a new path on our journey to adoption.  This past month we have been busy taking classes, filling out paperwork and organizing our house to become licensed for foster care/adoption through Indiana.  So far the process is going very smoothly- It's almost like we've done this before, lol:)  We had our first of two home visits last week and should have our license by the end of March.  Yay!!!!
     Although this is a new path for us, it is not new to our hearts.  We actually talked about going through the foster care system when we were ready to adopt our second child.  We are now five years into the adoption process with our agency and still no baby.  We've had some good contacts along the way, but have also been targeted by both emotional and financial scams.  It's been a long and trying process.  We aren't giving up on adopting through the agency; we are just ready to put that process on the back burner for now. 
     We know that foster care adoption will have it's own set of trials and disappointments, but one thing we have learned through our adoption journey so far is that we are stronger than we thought.  We really feel that God is leading us down this path.  We know there are some kids out there that we can have a positive influence on...and hopefully a few that we can adopt as well:)
     So we hope you will join us on this new path...we will keep you posted about our progress along the way.  Life doesn't always work out the way we expected, but when God is in control, we can EXPECT that it will work out for our good!!! 
     And the journey continues...