Today is a big day for our little family. First of all we had our home visit to finish our homestudy. I have been cleaning and organizing like a mad woman for the past week and J has been working like crazy to undo all my efforts. Since this is our second homestudy I understand that they don't care how clean the house is. But I care, I don't want her thinking we live like pigs around here. Even though we totally do, the house is always a mess and I hate dusting. This home visit was good motivation for me to do some spring cleaning so I'm glad that can be crossed off the to do list now. The meeting went great, this social worker is so much better than the last. I felt like with our first homestudy, the agency social worker didn't like us or was always judging us. This one is so friendly, seems to understand and have a lot in common with us and is just over all more pleasant. So now our homestudy is done, we just have to wait for it to be written and approved which will take no longer than 30 days.
In even bigger more exciting news.....we have already been matched with a expectant mom! The facilitator we're working with has been showing our profile since early February. With our first adoption I blogged about the process after the fact, so this time I'm trying to share it as we go. Last Monday we got an email about a situation. It sounded perfect for us. While this is not the first situation that sounded good it was exactly what we were hoping for. Local, actually a price we can afford, no drug or alcohol use, she has already had 4 healthy children and she has made an adoption plan before so this is not her first experience with adoption either. Tonight we have our first meeting with her. When we had our first meeting with J's birthparents I was so nervous. I wanted nothing more than to get in the car and go home. This time I have been more relaxed and laid back. But I'm a little nervous. I believe 100% that God's hand is in this so I completely trust that this will work out as He intends. If we can't be ourselves then its not a good match anyway so I have no reason to be worried about impressing her. Every thing worked out perfect with J's adoption and I know this one will too. I'm excited and nervous but I keep telling myself I'm just going to make a new friend tonight. Nothing to worry about :)
This is happening so much sooner than we planned. I thought working privately with a small facilitator that getting a match would take longer. We know people who worked with this group and waited a year and half with no match before moving on to work with someone else. I thought we would just put our profile out there and patiently wait while we saved some money and if it never happened then J was meant to be an only child. One thing this adoption seems to have in common with our first is that God just keeps giving me a little nudge, saying "just take this one step right now, don't worry about where the road leads". So I take it one step at a time and before I know it I have one kid and now maybe two. But its a good thing, I'm really excited about having another baby. We only plan on two so this will make our family complete, at least I think so according to my plan. Who knows what God's plan is for our family!