Monday, March 24, 2014

Latest Adoption Update

Today was the day to call.  It has officially been six months since our adoption profile book began showing.  I told myself when we started this process I would be patient.  I would try to "put it on the shelf" as the attorney called it.  The attorney's office told us we could call and check in at any time.  They keep track of how many times your dossier/profile book has shown, what dates, and which social worker in the state showed it.

I am a terrible "waiter".  I am so impatient it's not even funny.  I am a planner, a take charger, a DEFINITE type A go-getter.  If it's not happening, I'll make it happen.  However, as many of you know, adoptions certainly do not work like that.  It is all in God's hands.  Certainly He is in charge of it all and absolutely my lesson during this waiting period is patience.

So Today was the day.  I made a deal with myself the only time I would "take it off the shelf" and call the attorney's office would be at the 3, 6, 9, etc. month marks.  It was a way to keep myself in check and not pester the poor man to death with my excitement, i.e. "Now?", "ok now?", "well how about NOW??".

I called in December at the three month mark.  They told us our book had shown three times.  Once in November and twice in December.  It was encouraging.  At least someone had shown some interest.  I am assuming those birth mothers chose someone else. I have no real way of knowing though.

I called a few minutes ago.  I always get butterflies when I call.  I explained who I was and that I was just checking in at our six month mark.  The receptionist placed me on hold while she went to check.  In those brief moments of silence I offered up a prayer to prepare my heart for whatever news she brought.  I am always hopeful, but try to be prepared to hear that possibly no one else was a match.

Our book has shown four more times since December.  That makes seven total.  We were shown to possible matches two times in January and two times in March.  March 11th and 12th to be exact.  The latest dates were shown by the social worker in the upstate.  So is that good or bad?  Who knows? I have no way of knowing if that's a lot or a little!  I am choosing to be encouraged by the news.  I am hopeful.

I am trying to learn to wait patiently on the Lord and this special new person we want so desperately to meet.  My prayers are always answered with a be patient my child, it's not yet time.  I know in my heart He has the perfect baby and He is just waiting on His perfect time. I am not going to lie though.  This waiting is HARD!!

I will cling to this little update just like I did the last.  It is our only peek into what is going on behind the scenes.  I will try to be positive and pray that maybe just maybe the views in March are our forever match!  I will do my best to learn what I know God is trying to teach me and that is PATIENCE.  I saw a great quote the other day.  It said, "patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting."  So we will wait upon the Lord.

 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:25



  1. Hi Allison! Sue shared this blog with me this morning and thought I would be interested in reading it. I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up! I love the blue and yellow!! It is funny because just this morning I said I am not a very good "waiter". I am excited to see and read what God is going to do for you and Jeff. You were blessed with him, God will bless you with the perfect baby He has chosen for you. Sue has been a dear friend for MANY years. I am excited for her, too!

  2. Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate you following along with us. We are excited for what our future holds!!! Blessings to you!