Thursday, July 30, 2009
Yesterday afternoon Jon and I sat down with the director of Adoption Ministry of YWAM. Joy is just about the most lovely individual you could meet and we had a great time chatting with her. Now that we have completed the agency interview, our next step is a 30 hour training course. We'll take the course in October and start the home study process immediately following its completion.
After talking with Joy, Jon and I realized that we have a big decision before we get too much further along in the process: birthmother adoption or foster-to-adopt? These two options are very different and will require different preparation and perspective for us, and even for our family and community. Naturally there are advantages and challenges to each option, and we need to weigh those things against our situation, our constitutions, and our calling. Ultimately we know that God's call on our lives will be the determining factor, and we are resting in that.
Please pray with us for God to make his will clear to us. Pray that God gives us the grace to discern together where He is leading us. Thank you!