This afternoon we got THE CALL -- the call that told us we have been officially approved to move forward in pursuing the adoption of Beautiful Girl (BG)!!!!!! We are so excited!!!
So what happens next? Sean and I will travel to the agency next week and read their file on BG. It contains all the information they have about her since she entered foster care. Sometime thereafter, we will get to meet her for the first time. We are hoping we can stay in the area overnight and meet her the day after the file read. It would be much more convenient to do it that way, since the agency, although located in our state, is a few hours away. If that doesn't work out, then we think we will be able to meet her at the very end of the month. Arielle, Rachel, & Josiah won't be present, but we may have Isaiah with us.
We will then have a series of visits with BG over a period 30-45 days or so. Much of this will be based on BG's adjustment and her particular needs during the transition period. First, we will meet with her in settings that are familiar to her -- e.g. her foster home, local park, etc., then we will have weekend visits.
I didn't want this day to pass without posting this brief update. We are so grateful for what the Lord has done and is doing. I am praying that I trust Him with the details. Please pray for us as we work out the logistics and prepare to meet our new daughter! Thank you. ~In Christ, Talya
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18