Some of you are aware that our family is a license foster care family. We decided that in 2008, while we were pursuing our domestic adoption for Sophie, we should also go ahead and get our license to become a foster family as well. At that time, we weren't sure how the Lord was going to grow our family. We wanted to open up as many avenues as possible and then just see where the Lord directed. Well, most of you know our story...we JUST finished our training for foster care when received the call from our private agency about our Sophie. We also found out during that time that we were pregnant with Hudson! Needless to say, we decided to put the whole foster care thing on hold! Well, about six months ago the Lord started tugging at our hearts. We felt the desire to finish the process in order to get our foster care license. We had already done the 30 plus hours of training, so all we had left to do was complete a home study. Well, our license came around Christmas time of last year, and since then we have been waiting for a foster child. Our family is young and busy so waiting was really fine with us. We waited, trusting that if the Lord desired to bring us a foster child He would do it and His timing would be perfect. We were warned by our social worker that our wait may be long simply because we had requested only one child. Most children that come to DSS are sibling groups. It is VERY rare that only one child would come into their custody. We had also requested the child be in the 3-7 year old range. We knew that because of the ages of our kiddo's we couldn't take on another baby at this time.
Well, last week we received a call from our social worker concerning a precious five year old little girl.
Saturday evening our family was introduced to "A"! As of right now, her stay with us in indefinite. We are just so excited to have her here--for however long that me be. The kids have welcomed her wholeheartedly and are thrilled to have another play mate.