Lots of paperwork, but I know this is the easy part of the adoption – the part where we have some control. I just sent off my 23 page autobiographical questionnaire and feel I should make note of the accomplishment. There’s a lot more questions than the 11 page one we did seven years ago. I guess it’s good they are so thorough.
Next Thursday we will have our first home study visit. That means house cleaning and more paperwork for me, which feels overwhelming as home schooling will start again next week.
Today was a rough day in the parenting world. Koen had a slumber party with a good friend last night and didn’t get enough sleep. He was extra emotional and grumpy and had little self-control with his tongue. He spent a lot of time in his room and both kids had to tuck themselves in tonight on their own because of disobedience. It’s days like this when I wonder what we are thinking wanting a third! Tomorrow has to be better.
We were very blessed this Christmas and came away with many lovely things, including a new vehicle. We now can seat 7, so we might as well adopt 2 little ones, right? Just joking, unless the Lord convinces us otherwise.
There is a little boy in China who was adopted for a day and then disrupted two weeks ago. I met him when I was there in April with Love Without Boundaries, and I wonder if God has us in mind for his parents. We will wait and see.
I have to post our Christmas card because we always do – sorry it’s late!