photo by Esther Havens
1) WE ARE OFFICIALLY LICENSED!! Yippppeeeee Which means at any moment we could get a call from our agent with information on a child who needs placement. We could have just hours notice before a CPS worker comes to drop him or her off.
2) Daily I'm receiving emails about legal-risk children (kids who are almost ready to be adopted) and straight adoption children. Our agency sends them out to families who they think will be a good fit. We've currently been submitted for 4 little kiddos. (a 4 month old girl, 6 month old boy, 16 month old girl, and a 14 month old boy) This part is difficult because everytime I open an email I see a picture of our potential son or daughter (we just have NO IDEA what God has planned). I also get heartbreaking emails of kids we don't feel like we can care for or specilized cases. In most cases it's little girls or guys with special needs or extreme physcial and medical needs. We are just not in a place to care for a child like that (as of now). It is really HARD to see these smiling faces day in and day out. I keep a hopeful attitude knowing that soon we will have a little girl or guy to love on. But I can't help but think "There is so much more we can do". And I don't just mean my family. I pray that you continue to pray about how you can help love the widow, the orphan, and the helpless.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27
If anyone is interested in learning more about adoption (even if it means you can't adopt) Please look into this conference. (We'll be there!!) Together for Adoption 2010