Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Long-Awaited Call

Days in the summer blur outside of their designated space; I have trouble remembering what day it is and which week we're marking off the calendar of programs. Summers are always intense and this one has not disappointed!

Two Thursdays ago we got a life-altering call, that turned the intense level up a notch! We were chosen as a pre-adoptive home for the cutest 2 1/2-year-old boy you've ever seen (OK, I may already be a little partial). Joy. Terror. Excitement. Anticipation. Overwhelmedness (Is that a word? Maybe not but you know the feeling). These are the feelings that have ensued since that call.

We met Little Man (that's what I'll call him since we cannot share photos or personal details about him on the internet until the adoption is finalized) a week and a half ago...really, only a week and a half? It seems longer in the blur of summer. We have already had a blast building a relationship with him and cannot wait to have him move in sometime in the next few weeks!

Just like everything else about our adoption journey it continues to be a test of our trust in the Lord and a testimony of His faithfulness. Through a series of events that can only be described as providential we found ourselves on the receiving end of an excited acceptance call from our licensing worker and Little Man's foster parents. Yet, there is still a journey ahead. This case is a legal risk placement, meaning there are many variables ahead and a daunting wait until adoption finalization can happen. This is not uncommon, particularly with younger children in the foster care system, but it is a test in trusting the Lord as we step out in faith and welcome this little guy into our lives.

God has continued to speak words to me about trusting in Him, even though everything in my controlling heart wants to rebel and subsequently freak out! One night while laying in bed worrying about the process I felt relief from Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make our paths straight." The road looks long and winding right now and so much of this process makes me feel inadequate, but all I'm responsible for is clinging to God for dear life and trusting that whether or not this goes as we would hope that He will see us through any challenges ahead! But, we are praying for a smooth process and remaining hopeful!

I wish we could share his picture with you because he has, as Andrew says, a "Million Dollar Smile" and I already miss his sweet face when we do not have him with us. So many thoughts are spinning in my head right now, so that is all for now! Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We have felt so loved by everyone's excitement for us!

I'm gonna be a Mom, yikes! :)


  1. I am SO excited for all three of you, and can't wait to meet him! He's just Eli's age, so perhaps they can have a playdate.

  2. Such wonderful news! I'm not sure I have ever left a comment, but I love reading your blog and following your never-dull adventure in adoption.

  3. Can't wait to learn more about your sweet little man. Parenthood it truly the greatest gift God gives us in this life. He set the example as the perfect parent and He remains that even today. Thank you for your witness of leaning on Him for your peace and contentment. May God make the path straight and without road blocks not only for your sake but for the sake of the precious child he's entrusted to you.

  4. Adria and Andrew, I am sooo happy to hear this as someone who has been adopted at an age old enough to understand that challenging process! I am so encouraged to hear about what God is doing through you guys! And hope and pray that as a family "your love would abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight" (Phil 1:9).
    I hope this summer is one that you will look on and cherish for years to come, including the challenges that come with blessings.
    Can't wait to see a picture of Little Man's Smile! Or maybe even join you guys in STL next summer! :)
    <3 Crystal H