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Monday, September 01, 2008

Tomorrow...

Well, tomorrow is the last big day... for now. Our final homestudy visit is scheduled for immediately after work.

We got a lot accomplished this weekend and have left ourselves just a little to finish up tonight. I love having a really clean house, and I think I need to devise some sort of strategy to keep it that way when life becomes more chaotic again!

We do need to finish one last piece of paperwork, for now, (I'm sure there will be much more later) before tomorrow's meeting. Our child acceptance form. That is the document that asks us every question you could possibly imagine about what we are willing/prepared to accept in a child. Questions like race, drug or alcohol history of the birth mother, psychological problems and learning disabilities of either birth parent, involvement/availability of the birth father and his history, birth defects, prematurity, lack of prenatal care by the mother, how open we are willing for the adoption to be, if we are willing to incorporate a name for the child that the birth mother chooses, etc..., etc..., etc...

Our answers determine which birth mothers will (the ones who match) or will not (the ones who don't match) get to see our profile and album (which we have yet to create.) It is kind of strange to have the responsibility of choosing what we do or don't want in a child. It is nice, though, to have this little piece of control to say what we know we are prepared to handle in our lives. On the other hand, I think about our answers two, three, and sometimes four times wondering if we are saying "no" to the child God has for us...

All I know is that I don't have all the right answers, and if there is one thing He has shown me the past few months, it is that He is in control. I think that our most needed prayer right now is that God would give us wisdom, that He would direct our thoughts and help us to make the best decisions.

Thank you for walking this journey with us.

Living in His JOY, HOPE, and PEACE...

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