Whew! Sent a BIG check to the Home Study agency today. We still lack some things that they will need to have completed before we will get a draft of the study. They won’t just accept the medical letters from our doctors, but they want us to actually have blood tests and TB tests. Ben went to the doctor today and will get his letter on Monday or Tuesday for the dossier. But, now we have to go to the Health Dpt for the blood work. The only other thing we need is our FBI clearance.
What’s in store for next week? Call Health Dpt on Monday to determine what we need to do for blood work (AIDS, TB, and one other test). Get fingerprinted on Tuesday or Wednesday then send those off to the FBI immediately. Thursday, we have our appt. with the Psychologist.
The excitement is building! We have brought the other bed down from the attic and set up in Tatiana’s room. I know, we still have a long way off but it helps make it more real and reminds me that my daughter is somewhere right now in Colombia and she needs my prayers, our prayers!
On a sad note, yesterday we learned of an adoption that was closed. We had joined with a family in our church to stand in prayer with them as they sought to adopt “Janet” from Liberia. Unfortunately, the adoption agency said that the doors are closed at this time. It has has been almost two years since they have pursued her. If you think about it, even if you’ve never met someone, but have invested prayer into someone for so long, you can become attached. I’m attached and I’m not the one pursuing her for my own, and now I’m sad. I cannot imagine how the family feels. It makes my heart so sad. Someone from the adoption agency had Janet write a letter to the family and then even call their house and left a message on their phone. That’s what they have… they’ve seen her writing, and heard her voice and those sweet beautiful words… “I love you.” What’s even more sad, is that Janet is somewhere in Liberia hoping to come home, and will they tell her? Will they tell her the government has made it impossible? Or will she feel abandoned–again?? Please pray for Janet and the Fleming family.