It was another busy day here, and as I was out running errands all day long, my husband got a phone call from our adoption social worker. She stated that the bio mom (of our sibling set), called again, and this time she is stating that she and the bio father are BOTH willing to drop the appeals. That is hard to believe, but okay. This guy even appealed his relinquishment of his son when the state thought he was living with the aunt but was living with him, and he lost. He just doesn't back down. So, the adoption sw stated that she can't be the go between, and took the bio mother's number down and gave it to us (which I already have from the letter she sent us). Now, apparently it's back in our hands. We know what will happen. I will call and explain again that we will start visitations as soon as the appeals are dropped and the adoptions are final. They will ask for a visit with the son as soon as they drop their appeals and won't want to wait for the adoption. That is why we had the original meeting to begin with, so it would all be explained to them. Maybe, just maybe the bio dad is coming to his senses, but I won't know until I hear that he actually drops the appeal. I hate that we have to deal with all this now, but it's the way it has all worked out, and I have to believe it is for a reason. And, I was also told that bio mom is pregnant again.
They say God's ways are so much bigger than we could ever imagine. In our case that is very true! We were blessed with a biological daughter in 2001. A few years later we brought her baby sister home from China. Soon after that, our home became filled to the brim with little ones from our state foster care system. How blessed we are! Not only is our farmhouse filled with sweet children, but you will always find kittens in the barn, ponies in the pasture, and chickens in the henhouse...life is full here on this little piece of heaven the Lord has so graciously blessed us with. We give Him all the thanks and praise!
Age 10. Little homemaker in training. She spends her days sewing, reading, helping with babies, baking and tending to her pets.
Age 5. Our blessing from Guangdong, China. Adopted November 2007, at 16 months of age. We can't imagine life without her!
Our first foster placement, who came to us as an infant in July 2009. She is 2 years old now...and we are blessed to be moving toward the adoption process with her!
Our second placement, a preemie, who we brought home from the hospital in March 2010. Her current plan is adoption as well...but we're not there yet, as her case is dragging on. She is the baby of the house, and what a blessing she is!