Our next step is to file with a few different agencies - which means more paperwork. The agency will show our profile to expectant parents who are considering adoption, and if an expectant mom feels as though we would be a good fit, we will be "matched". At that point, we will have a better idea of when a child could be entering our home.
We've decided to pursue domestic adoption. Ideally, we will be matched with a healthy infant, but we are open to many possibilities including sibling groups or various health concerns. We are following God's prompting, and we trust that He has the perfect story planned for us. I'm not going to lie. I'm stressed about not knowing the timeline. I'm stressed about how we're going to afford tens of thousands of dollars. I'm stressed about the many unknowns that come with adoption, but I know we can trust in God's plan. It's like that hymn says, "Tis so sweet to Trust in Jesus, How I've proved Him o'er and o'er." Now we just pray for grace to trust Him more.
Feel free to check out our adoption website if you would like to know a little bit more about our story.