Well, I just went back and checked.
This journey began in earnest somewhere around January 7 of this year when we contacted DHR for more information. Our last GPS class was April 26, our homestudy was completed May 25 and sent to DHR around June 10.
Today Mike received a phone call telling him we had been approved as adoptive parents.
Mike kept saying he thought it would be the end of August and, sure enough, it was pretty close.
The first question he was asked was if there were specific children we would like to know more about. He sent that information to the case worker and the process has begun. Since we do not know anything indepth about the kids we identified, we do not know if we will even be a match. If not, we know God has better plans for us than we have for ourselves.
Thank you for all your prayers that have gotten us to this point. This has been the single most important and life-changing event of our marriage.
Please continue to pray for God's guidance as we move forward. Specifically, we need to know we are making the right decsion at the right time and that we are not reacting to our desire to get the kids "right now."
We love you all.