Tuesday, January 8, 2008

We Got "The Call"

Things in the foster care system can change faster than my daughter can forget I have told her to clean her room. I mean within minutes.

This morning I got a call from my case worker telling me that she was working on trying to find out when our visitations would begin with the two half siblings who needed a permanent placement. Ten minutes later she called and told me that the adoption unit now wants to try and place them with their younger sister, who is also in foster care. We simply cannot take 3 children right now. We would not even be able to transport all of us since our car only seats 7 and there are already 5 of us! So we had to confirm this to our case worker. That was not to be the end of our conversation.

Tomorrow I will be picking up our brand spankin' new foster son right from the hospital. He is just a couple days old. Not quite what we had thought when we started this journey, but we said from the start that this was not about us. It is to serve Him and the children who need care temporarily or (hopefully) permanently .

Pray for us as I scramble to gather the things we need together (since I have gotten rid of most all of my baby stuff!) and pray for this little one who will be joining this crazy family for however long he needs to be here.

1 comment:

Renae said...

I am so proud of you for sharing God's love with this precious little one. May grace and peace fill your home!