Keep praying for us and the kids.
The first thing to tell you is that the two boys we initially identified and requested information on are not a match. This means that we are not suitable adoptive parents for them.
Yes, this is a blow. It's a bit more difficult than we thought it might be despite having intentionally NOT dwelt on them alone. We had purposefully not used their names in conversations, etc. and had not shared their information with anyone but very close family. Despite our best intentions, Mike, at least, had really hoped they might be the ones.
Oh well, God knows what He's doing. Right?
We had found another set of boys in late September. They turned out to also not be a match. We are currently waiting to hear about another sibling set and whether they might be a match.
All of this involves only the cases we have started. Our county social worker is on the case and has sent our homestudy out to several different case workers. We do not, and will not, know how many different possible matches we have been submitted for. There is only one that will matter: the one that is our kids.
As the reality of this all sets in, we must confess that it is a bit daunting. Mike is worried about money and Kerri is worried about everything else.
But the true reality of this all is that God has put in us this strong desire to find and adopt a sibling group. And as worried about money as Mike is, he is not worried for the big picture because he knows that if he tries to solve the problems in a worldly way it will only cause a lot more stress and angst.
We more than trust God in this. We KNOW God in this. There are people who say they trust the Lord and it's more talk than walk. We have NO DOUBT of where we are and what God is about to do for us and despite what the world says, the outlook seems and the plans we make, we know that God will be faithful to meet our every need.
Please pray for the two of us and our family that is soon to come. Pray that when Satan tries to attack our spirit, faith and resolve that we are reminded that the fingerprints of God are all over this.