Things change. Sometimes circumstances change, sometimes goals change, and sometimes hearts change and minds change with them. God has been working in our lives, and has been changing us.
When we first started the foster-to-adopt process, I was pretty much open to any children that God would bring our way except for ones who were too medically needy for us to care for with our limited resources in our small home. Jason, however had reservations. He didn’t want children who were “too old.” He felt, and reasonably so, that he didn’t want questions being raised when people saw us with our teenage children when we were only in our late twenties. He wanted one or two children, and possibly three if they were the “perfect fit” for our family.
But over the past few weeks and months, God has been working on Jason. He heard this song over the radio and God used it to change his viewpoint.
What if God’s plan for our lives involves older children? We’ve said so many times that adoption is our ministry, and that we want God to allow us to show His love to hurting, broken children. After all, both Jason and I were broken once. God used loving people in our lives to show us the power of His love.
So, with new vision, a few fears, and a lot of prayers, yesterday we gave permission for our home study to be sent out to a caseworker who is looking for a home for not one, not two, but three broken children. They aren’t all ten and younger like we had originally wanted, but if God’s will is for us to reach out to them, who are we to stand in His way. This is not the first home study we’ve sent out. It may not be the last. But whatever the case, we are still waiting on God (and the caseworkers, agencies, and mountains of red tape) and trusting in Him that he will bring us His “perfect fit” for our family.
Please join us in praying. Pray:
* That God will prepare and calm our hearts as we wait.
* That things will go smoothly and efficiently when the time comes.
* Most of all, for the hurting, broken, children out there who need someone to reach out to them and show them the love of the Father.