Two weeks ago, when I talked with the director of the home study agency we hoped to use, she asked a few basic questions and stated that she would not take us on as long as we were working toward being approved to adopt two children.
We talked for a long time, and when our conversation was finished, we were left with a sliver of hope that she might consider us after all, but we haven’t received a final answer.
Now we are ready to move forward with the home study process, and I have a call in to that same agency to find out whether they are willing to work with us.
I know that some of you have been faithfully praying for our family. Would you please pray for favor with this agency?
Thank you so much, friends. May HIS will be done. I will let you know what happens…
[Edited later to add two things!
One is, if I haven’t updated, could you keep praying? That means we haven’t gotten an answer yet.
And two, the home study agency’s job is to ensure that adoptive parents are qualified. There is a huge amount of space for personal perspectives among social workers. Some people see large families as assets, some see them as liabilities. A majority of people in our culture automatically view them negatively. But we hope and pray that all along our adoptive path, the powers that be will examine our family closely with open minds, rather than seeing us through the lens of whatever previous prejudices they may have had about large families. God has done that before and He can do it again if He wants to!]