Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Adoption - Orientation

As I said in my last post we were meeting with Bethany (the same agency we used with Josiah) last night. It was just an orientation meeting for people to understand what Bethany is and how they work. Since we have used them before it was mostly just a refresher course, but we did learn a few new things. There were only 2 other couples in there with us and they were just getting information so they could decide whether they wanted to use Bethany and if they wanted to do domestic or adopt a child through a different country.

We feel that God has lead us in the direction of adopting from the United States. I believe there is so many kids here in the US that needs a good home. I think it is absolutely wonderful for other people who go into another country, but that isn't for us!

Currently the Pensacola location has 8 waiting families and the director mentioned that they have been on the waiting list for quite awhile because they are not ok with the fact that their adoption may be "open". We have a semi-open adoption with Josiah's birthmother, this just means that we have some contact with the birthmother. In our case we speak to Josiah's birthmother's mom.

We stayed after the orientation and talked to the director for a little while and she gave us some more paperwork since we were pretty sure we were going to start the process!

*I also want to let you guys know that we never heard anything about the friend's friend that was placing her child for adoption. We are totally ok with this because it was obviously not in God's plan and as we have seen again and again, He knows what is best for us!

So here's to our next adoption adventure! I can't wait to see what God has in store for our family! I will definitely keep everyone posted!!


Chrissi Jenkins said...

Nicole- this is awesome! I was thinking about you the other day and wondering if you were planning on adopting again. Good luck with everything! You guys are amazing. :)

Nicole said...

Thank you girl!! We are very excited!!! Hope everything is going great up north!!

Carrie Louise said...

So encouraging! I can't wait to see what God has in store for you guys :)

Nicole said...

Thank you Carrie!