Well, I don't know what to say other than...God is Awesome! He has placed another beautiful child, 9000 miles away, directly in our path once again. M* is 8 years old and she was all set to be a Bright Futures camper until just over a week ago. The moment we saw her little face we knew that God was telling us something. I contacted Gladney and asked if we could adopt her even though we cannot participate in the camp (because we live in KY). After a few days of making sure that we would be allowed to proceed we got "the email". All of the families who have gotten referrals or are waiting on one will get "the email"!!! The one with your future child's name in the subject line. The email said, "M*......more info..... Here are two books I highly recommend for you and your husband in preparing to adopt your daughter". AHHH, our DAUGHTER!
So now we start over with the paperwork. The dreaded applications and dossier but this time is a little different than with Ian. I already have this beautiful picture to help me get through the wait.
A little note about Gladney for any family lurking and trying to decide which agency to use. USE GLADNEY!! Adoption in general is a long and tedious process. It is full of waiting and uncertainty. I can say with total confidence that the people at Gladney love the children they are helping and care deeply for the families in the process. They may not know exactly how you are feeling in every step, but they truly care about you.
So this time around no pictures can be posted but if you are a Gladney family you probably know where the Bright Futures page is located and maybe you would like to have a look. (Hint hint)