We are officially a waiting family! Our home study is done and our profile books have been delivered and turned into our agency and we can now be presented to birth moms! Things are all out of our hands from here and we just have to keep praying.
A big question we get asked is how long and what’s all this mean now? The agency we picked is a local one so they average a handful of adoptions per year and their wait time ranges from 1 year to 3 years. We are really really praying it’s on the short end of that though but it’s really in God’s hands now. We are getting ‘good’ at waiting so as long as we stay busy and hopeful, we will be ok! I’m sure at times it’ll be tough and test our patience, after 3 years and counting now of waiting for the chance to be parents, that time frame scares me but I have a lot I want to focus on while I can. We have a few things to do around the house, I have some books I want to read, and we have a puppy to spoil (and train) – all of these things will keep us busy and hopefully preoccupied while time passes by.
Our profile books turned out beautiful though! I’m really happy with them, even after having a problem with the printer and needing to redo and have them printed somewhere else. I feel like it really gives a nice sneak peak of who we are. I said a little prayer before turning it in and felt a weight lifted off my shoulders afterwards!