Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One month down

Well, we've been on the waitlist for the adoption just about one month. We've moved up a bit in the young sibling line and the toddler girl line. Otherwise, pretty much the same place we were when we started.

We got big news regarding Isabelle (our former foster daughter) last week. Her mom relinquished her rights in order to enter into an open adoption agreement with her current foster mom who is going to adopt all three kids. I can't say I'm "happy" about it. I'm for birth families being together whenever possible, and it makes me sad that the kids will be living lives separate from their birth mom. However, the adoptive mom is wonderful, birth mom will still be involved on some level, and the kids are well-loved by so many people. And adoptive mom has said that we will always have a place in Isabelle's life, so the prospect of watching our very first foster child grow up for the next 15 years (hopefully more!) is amazing. We've been so blessed by our foster care experience! We haven't had another placement yet, but we've been doing respite for other families. We'll have our first teenager this weeked (eek!) and another toddler for a week at the end of the month.

4 comments:

Mom said...

yeah!

Bob said...

We hope all works out for, the sooner, the better.

Uncle B & Aunt Cindy

Wendy Rosen said...

Thanks for sharing! Love what you two are doing and will keep praying for you all!

Kim Matisak said...

It is refreshing to hear you talk about your reasons behind adoption. You are so right, not everyone is called to do it, but how awesome our God is for providing these orphans people like you and Matthew. What a blessing you are!