Well, yesterday afternoon we met at DHR with several people to talk more in depth about the possibility of being matched with two boys, brothers. We talked for two and a half hours about everything we could think of, and some things we hadn't thought of. We asked questions. They asked questions, We ALL asked questions.
At the end of it all we felt good, they felt good and we told them we would like to proceed with meeting the boys for the first time. So this Saturday, May 21, we will. We are going to meet them (and their case worker) for a day at the zoo and then go to lunch. It will be a short visit but first visits usually are. What happens after that will evolve as it does.
When we started this adventure, our desire was to adopt straight out of foster care. We expected, and were told, that was a reasonable expectation. While we still think it is, at the request of DHR we are going to foster the boys for some time before we petition to adopt. This is a legal distinction and does not change our desire to and expectation of adopting the boys.
Please pray for the boys, and for us. Please pray for peace and patience for them and us. This is a life-changing event and we are excited and scared all at the same time. Please also pray that we are what they need, and want, and that they will be willing to bond with us as they become our kids. Our family.
Thank you so much for all your prayer and love. We will need even more of it in the coming months!