Sunday, November 29, 2009

Still waiting...

We are still waiting for our first official call!!! Everytime the phone rings I think "this is it!" and then....nope :( I'm sure it will happen soon!

Monday, November 23, 2009


We are finally able to get back to life and the original plan :) We should be back on "the list" today and maybe we'll get a call soon! Actually we already had one, but we said "no." I had literally stepped in the house from my trip to Iowa and 2 minutes later we got a call for a 2 week old baby boy! I wanted so bad to say "YES!" but like I said I just got home and we were having my parents come in the next day for 5 days. So...we start fresh today and see what happens!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On hold before we even get started

We got some sad news last night that my Grandmother is very near to death and I will need to be traveling very soon out of state. That means that it would of course not be a good idea to accept a placement knowing that. So...unfortunately we are on hold with placement until we know more and I get back from being out of town. God knew all of this was going to happen and so we just go along with His plan!

Divine opportunity

Once a week I volunteer at a pregnancy center and every night is something different! Last night I had a divine appt with a young woman. There was some conflict with her at the beginning (some people like to take advantage) but as things settled in she totally became broken for her sister and her newborn nephew. That very morning he had been taken from her by DCF from the hospital. Her hearing is this morning and she totally believed that she was getting her baby back this am. The baby was born with drugs in his system and she has a previous DCF case with her 5 yo son. I was able to use some of the knowledge that I gained about the system and explained the process to her a bit. Please be in prayer for "Kelly." She is the mother and needs protection from herself at this point...her sister is very concerned about post-partum depression and what she might do to herself :(

Monday, November 9, 2009

We did it!!!

We could get a call to accept a child anytime now :) I can't wait to post that we have our first little one!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1st Time!!!!

I got the following email from our FDS today...

Sooo you guys had NO kickbacks! This is a first for me. Your packet is being reviewed by DCF now. HKI gave us tons of kudos on the assessment and your completion of the paperwork. Congrats and get ready because you guys will be licensed soon enough!

It will be soon!!! :-) How exciting!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

How you can help #2

Tape a waiting child’s picture to your refrigerator and pray for the child every time you walk by ... Visit ,, or for pictures of waiting kids.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

National Adoption Month!!!

It's National Adoption Month!! In our country there are approx. 500,000 in foster care and 143 million orphans around the world. There are many ways to help....stay tuned for more ideas!!!