Saturday, February 7, 2009

Long overdue update......

For the few of you that actually read this, I'm so sorry for not posting sooner(I told you I'd be bad at this "blog" thing). :)
We had our individual interviews with our social worker in the middle of December which went really well. Our social worker is a wonderful Christian man and very easy to talk to. We feel really comfortable around him and feel blessed that he was chosen to work with us. After that we didn't do much due to the holidays and our Social Worker was off for a little while. It felt strange not doing anything for so long, but then on January 20th we had our Home visit. This was not nearly as bad as we thought it would be. They just want to make sure that your home is safe and sanitary. So the day before my mom helped me clean our house like was spotless. Thanks mom!! So he came around 3:00 after the kids were up from their nap. I planned it that way so that they would be rested and on their best behavior. Ha!! :) They actually did really well, they were calm(I know, crazy), sweet, and very happy. So he came, asked a few more questions, looked at every room including the garage and the backyard. Our home is already pretty kid proof so there really wasn't anything that we had to change. The meeting was really harmless and very simple. He was maybe here 45 minutes. It felt so good to finally have the last step completed. So what happens next you ask, well...he had to write up our Home Study which is a document ALL about us and every detail of our lives. Then he sends a copy to our AZ agency which we just found out on Thursday that they had received it. Yay!! We thought it would take about 4 weeks to complete, but thankfully it only took two. Once they look over it and approve it(there might be a few small things we have to change) then they'll send a copy to Korea and to USCIS. So, we are actually now just "waiting" for the call when they tell us we have been matched with a baby. This could happen Monday or it could be weeks from now. The world of adoption is so unknown, but we are so ready to take the next step and see the precious face of the child that the Lord has chosen for us. We have been SO blessed throughout this process, we again are humbled and amazed at the ways the Lord has provided for us in ALL ways. Our faith is completely in Him as we could do nothing without Him. I don't know why I ever even doubt or get anxious because He is the true provider and comforter. This has truly been a journey of faith and it's not even close to being over. We can't wait to see how He continues to grow and strengthen our faith in Him. He teaches us things in every area of our lives and I have truly learned so much in these last few months. So thank you again to everyone who has played apart in this journey with us, you are truly a blessing and we are so thankful for your support and kindness.
Hopefully the next time I post it will be to show off a picture of our new baby....we'll see. :)