Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A few steps backwards or new steps forward?

We finally received a call from the other County Child Welfare Agency and were scheduled to have our first Home-Study meeting with our Social worker this evening at 6:00 p.m. He just called at 1:30 p.m. to advise that he needed to re-schedule!!! No apologies, just letting us know that his schedule is tight for the next two weeks and we would need to re-schedule!!! Argh!!! I am of course quite miffed—my husband had taken the day off today to make sure the house was spick and span and I was also leaving work early to make sure I had dinner ready since the meeting was likely to be about 2-3 hours!!! As you can imagine, I am beginning to second guess my decision to first go through the foster system in our adoption journey. So for those of you who are still curious why anyone would consider International Adoption instead of adopting through the foster system, this is one of the reasons!!!! I am really praying that God would give us clarity in the direction to go—is there a child in the foster system that God has planned for us to parent or is this a sign to go forward with international adopion? Please pray that we would not be easily be discouraged and choose the path of least resistance, but instead be committed to being in God’s will as we travel on this adoption journey. Someone has aptly said that adoption is not for the faint hearted!

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