Wednesday, January 14, 2009

When one door closes, another door opens

I haven't posted much about adoption stuff lately because there hasn't been much to post about. We'd been waiting to hear about one particular girl for more than a month, and when we finally heard about her the case workers seemed to be rather impressed with our home study and it looked like it would be moving forward (at least to the next step).

We were excited because this was the last girl that we felt like we'd be a good fit for and if we didn't move forward with her we'd be looking to slow down our search or put it on hold for a while. Well, yesterday morning... amidst all of my irritation regarding day #183 (or so it feels like) of being couped up with the kiddos--I got a call from my case worker. She said this particular girl had been removed from consideration for an adoptive placement because of some decisions she'd recently made. Trying not to be too bummed, I let our worker know we'd still look through bios that seemed like they might be a good fit, but that we wouldn't be actively seeking anymore girls for at least a little while.

So, in my mind I began thinking about disassembling the bunk beds and reclaiming "big sister's room". A few hours later we got a call from our case-worker who said that one of the workers at Northwest Adoption Exchange (NWAE) wanted to send our case study along to another case worker, because she thought we'd be a great match. Anyway, I spoke with that case worker today and got some more information and she'll read our home study in the next couple of days... so we'll see!

This processes really is a roller coaster. It's been 8 months since we set out on our adoption journey, we'll see what God has in store for us!

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