A year and a half ago we started our journey of foster-to-adopt. When we started it, we felt like we heard clearly from the Lord that this was to be our path. I don't think we heard wrong. A dear friend of mine told me that sometimes God takes us down a path, just to help us avoid another path that is not in his plan for us. When Eric and I started down this road, we envisioned that in a year, tops, our house would be filled with the sound of little footsteps, and that has obviously not come to pass. However, many other very good things have happened during this time, things neither of us would trade for the world.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. - Isaiah 55:8
We have decided that we haven't decided.
Confused yet? Just hang on.
We are not even certified for foster care yet, after a year and a half. We are not stopping the process, but we are not actively pursuing it right now either. And by that I mean I am not calling our social worker or emailing her to find out what is going on. I am not calling or emailing her supervisor either. We are leaving this part of adoption completely and totally in God's hands.
Here is what we are doing:
We are researching.
We are looking into several different types of adoption, and several different agencies.
We are still very excited about, and committed to, adoption.
That. has. not. changed.
Our hearts are for the orphan.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. - James 1:27
I should say orphans.
Because we believe (and it has been confirmed to us through God, his Word, and his people) that we are going to be parents to many.
I don't know what many is (and Lord, I probably don't want to!) but Eric and I are willing to do whatever it takes to further God's kingdom.
To be molded into the image of Christ.
To give God all the glory, because he is worthy!
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. - 1 Timothy 1:17
So I hope that I haven't disappointed anyone, but it doesn't really matter because I know - in this - that I am not disappointing God.
I promise, when we know more, so will you ;)