Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's (possibly) a girl!

I spoke to my social worker between Backyard Clubs this afternoon. There is a 6 year old little girl in need of permanent placement. She is LEGALLY FREE for adoption! I am going to speak with her social worker later tonight to find out more information. If it looks like we would be a good "match", she could be placed with me by mid-August! (I have to point out that this would be 9 months from the time the process began...too funny!)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Signs of life

My social worker just called. She was working on my home study and had wondered if my brother and his girlfriend had their baby yet so she decided to call. That's all. It seemed like a strange thing for her to call about (at least to me), but it's nice to know she was working on the home study!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Still waiting

For those of you checking in and wondering what's happening, I'm still waiting.

It has been 5 weeks since MAPP training social worker officially has one more week to finish my home study. I don't know how much I should push. Does the "squeaky wheel" really get the grease or just annoy the mechanic? I will wait until BYCs are over. If I still haven't heard anything, I will try contacting the social worker for an update.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


So, I'm in the "waiting room" of this journey again. 3 weeks have gone by and I am waiting for my social worker to finish my home study. My understanding was that she wanted to talk to me one more time before she completed the home study. I haven't heard from her at all. I have to remind myself that one of those weeks was a holiday week. She did say she had 6 weeks from our last class to finish the, I need patience as I wait out these next 3 weeks.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Pray for wisdom

A friend asked me if I would be interested in adopting a teenage girl. Before that phone call, I had not even considered adopting an older child. Please pray for God's guidance as I make this decision.

UPDATE: When my friend told her husband that she mentioned adopting this young lady to me, he asked her if she wanted me to hate her. I guess that is a pretty clear sign this is probably not a good match for me.