Sunday, September 11, 2011

Adoption Workshop #3

We had our 3rd Adoption Workshop yesterday.
The first 3 hours was on "Siblings"...  and the importance of keeping siblings together.
It brought awareness to those of us who may be able to bring in more than 1 child, but who are greedy w/ our time/resources to only take 1 child in.  It was incredibly informative.  I think I'll take in an additional 5 children!  :D
The second 3 hours was on Discipline vs. Punishment.  It made for some good giggles to say the least... some people sure are interesting!

We have 1 {7 hour session} left and 1 {3 hour session} to end the workshops.

We still haven't received our Home Study dates.  We cannot move onto the next step without our 3 completed Home Studies.  It's becoming a little frustrating.
In addition, I put in a phone call to DHS to change our Adoption Social Worker because she never returns my phone calls or emails.  NEVER.  I have no clue what's going on...
Also, this past Tuesday we redid our Fingerprints.  It'll be about 6 weeks before we find out if they're "acceptable".

If you're wonderin' how you can pray for us...

  • for a good conversation from DHS to give us factual, precise information with what's going on & what dates we're looking at for the next Adoption Party.
  • for some decisions we're making regarding our home & the addition of a 4th child
  • for our finances 
How can we pray for you?

A big Thank YOU to the Morrows for babysitting our 3 babies for us yesterday while we attended the workshop!  You guys are such a blessing!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fingerprints Rejected...

And the trials continue...

Both sets of our fingerprints were rejected.
Which means we have to go have them redone.
It takes 6 weeks to process them before we can find out
if the next set is accepted or not.

All the obstacles we're going through are beginning to make for good laughs!
Someone's trying to trip us up, but we're keeping our happy faces on!!!

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.