We have created this blog, so that anyone who wants to can follow along with our adoption journey. We are sure that it is going to be a long road, but the light at the end of the tunnel is truly amazing. At the end of this, not only will we have a baby to love, but we will also have helped a young mother, or a young family. Perhaps we will have the opportunity to lead this young lady to our savior, or maybe all she needs is someone to love her, too. Either way, we are confident that she is an integral part to why we were unable to conceive with our adopted embryos.
We will be posting here to keep you up to date as to what is happening as we progress through the adoption stages. I am sure we will be asking for alot of prayer along the way and we appreciate all of those who do pray for us.
The first week of this process has been absolutely crazy. On Monday of this week, we found out that the baby had misscarried. David filled out the preliminary application for adoption that afternoon, and we were aproved that night. This allowed us to fill out the formal application on Monday night. By about noon on Tuesday, we had received word that our formal application had been approved and that a package would be in the mail for us to complete. Instead, we were able to visit the Bethany office that day, and pick up the package in person. All night Tuesday night, we spent completing the package. We had to get a doctors clearance and fingerprints. These were David's tasks for Wednesday. We were both able to get appointments for the doctor on Wednesday, (when was the last time you got a same day doctors appointment, let alone 2?) We were fingerprinted Wednesday afternoon, and our packet was turned in on Thursday morning.
We were able to complete an application process in 4 days that when we were going through the embryo adoption process, the same application process took about 2-3 weeks.
Next, we will be assigned a case worker, and someone will come to our house, and make sure our living situation is fit for a child. This is usually one of the longer portions of the process. However, if God continues to make our path as clear as he has this week, I am sure we can get through it quickly.
Please pray for our hearts throughout this process. We know it is going to be a long and emotional one. Also, please pray that God continues to move barriers out of the way, and bring us a baby soon!