We received our official approval of our home study on March 27, 2007. We heaved a huge sigh of relief, as we’ve made it through much of the paperwork and technicalities involved with adoption.
Our agency will now begin showing our family profile, which is a collection of photos and information about us and our families, to interested birthmothers. They will contact us if any birthmoms are interested in meeting us, and we’ll take it from there. I’m told that the majority of families have their baby at home with them within 1 to 2 years of approval.
In the meantime, we continue to attend state mandated education classes for adoptive parents and prepare our home and our hearts for our baby. We want to be the best parents we can be, and God has been working on both of us too, to make us the parents that our baby will need.
If you hear of or know anyone who is considering adoption, please let us know. We’d love to meet them and have our agency work with them to facilitate their adoption plan.
As always, we’re trusting in God to bring us through this next phase of waiting. We appreciate all your prayers and encouragement.
Much love – Chris & Rachel