Waiting to Adopt

Many of you have asked how our adoption process is going this second time around. The answer: slowly. What a different experience this one has been. With Warren, there was no waiting. Before we had even finished the paper work, we were chosen and life with our little son began.

Not so this time. We’ve been on “the waiting list” for almost a year now and, really, we’ve had relatively no prospects over the last 12 months. Of course we are still faithful that it will work out, but lately I’ve been more than a little discouraged.

It’s funny how trials in your life work, isn’t it? Before we welcomed Warren into our family we went forward with the adoption process knowing it was time but thinking it wouldn’t bother us if we had to wait a long time for it to happen. Boom. We get Renny (for which, of course, we are beyond grateful). Now, we are anxious to add to our family, hoping it will happen any minute, and all we can do is wait, wait, and wait some more. I know that there are lessons to be learned here, just as there were the first time. The biggest lesson being that things do not happen according to our time line but as the Lord sees is best for us. Oh, I hope that I can do more than just acknowledge this truth but that I can let it soak into my thoughts and attitude, as well.

But some good news, we hope. Just recently we were contacted by our caseworker about a birth mom in New Mexico who is four months along. We don’t know if this will go anywhere, but it has been such a boost to our testimonies to know that we have not been forgotten. Our Father in Heaven truly is mindful of our desires.

Thank you, all of you, for your love and concern, your support, your prayers. What strength it gives us.

2 thoughts on “Waiting to Adopt”

  1. I can’t even imagine how much faith and patience it must take to go through the adoption waiting process! You all must be valiant spirits. I certainly have come to learn that the Lord’s time is always the best time; it’s just so difficult to have to figure out why– later. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as always!

  2. I’m sure Renny will get a sibling sometime. But yeah I agree, the Lord’s time can be awful frustrating and it takes long after to realize the whys if you ever do. You all are incredible people, great things will happen to your family. Love, Maggie:)

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