After the home visit was completed, our social worker told us to check up with the agency in a few months to see how things were going. She had a few comments on our book during the home study, and said it might be something that was brought up with the expecting mothers, and if it was mentioned by them the agency would let us know and we could make changes to the book. They were all super easy things, such as some expecting moms like to see full pages and tons of photos of our family and extended families, photos of us with our multicultural friends, etc. All very easy to update, and all things I had considered, but didn’t add into the book because I didn’t want it to be 100 pages long.
I sent off an email to the social worker and the Director at the agency earlier this week. I know they’re a small agency and the response time probably wouldn’t be immediate, but I was curious to see how things were going. The Director responded back yesterday with an update on the situation and how things are going.
It was an update/not an update. I mean, it was the best she could provide, and I appreciate the time she took to write it, but anything less than “we’ve just matched you” probably wasn’t going to wow me. They’ve shown our book several times in the last month, and no one has suggested anything they’d like to see differently, so no recommendations for changes. She said that she’ll continue to get our profile out there as much as possible, but that was about it. And, I understand that…there isn’t anything she can really do about the number of mothers coming in wanting to put together an adoption plan for their child, or who they pick to parent their child. We just have to sit back, be patient, and pray that God has a plan for us and that we’re open to it. It’s hard, and very frustrating at times, but J and I are still confident that this is the right path for us and that it’ll happen.
And, that’s about it. Still waiting, still hanging out, but making more progress on the nursery! I’ll post photos once all the artwork is hung on the walls!