Monday, April 11, 2011


30 days from the last state meeting is in just 3 days. The next state meeting is in 7 days.

We haven't heard anything on the child we were recommended for. If we don't hear anything by Friday, we are supposed to know that we were not chosen to be his family.

Then on Monday & Tuesday of next week is the next state meeting. We will hopefully be recommended for a child at that time. Then we wait another 30 days to see if we are selected or not.

This type of adoption is so different than our international experience. With Grace, we sent in all of our paperwork, got our approval, then got a referral. There wasn't any of this "you have been selected for a child but you may not be picked" business. I would rather just know that we have been picked instead of selected and you may or may not have a new person in your family. It is hard for me.

I do feel that that God has another child for us. I really feel like OK DHS was the way that we were supposed to go to get our little one. My new prayer is that God show me that we are doing the right thing. I have started doubting. I wanted to follow HIS will but I have a hard time figuring out exactly what that is. God has given me billboards before so I am praying for it again!

On another note, guess who will be 4 in just 11 days! This little sassy girl who likes to "take things that aren't hers and put them in her purse", who is still very attached to dad, who wants to be in the middle of everyone's business at all time. We wouldn't have it any other way!





2 comments:

Bailey said...

I was looking at that picture and noticed that Sonia has the same shoes as Grace! How funny...wish you best of luck with your adoption. The foster program in NC is WAY different than yours! Missing you all- Bailey

Heidi said...

Can't wait to see what God is doing with the Smith family! Know that I'm praying for you today.