"" Life A Bit Sweeter: Age Request Change & Home Study Update

Monday, September 26, 2011

Age Request Change & Home Study Update

Woo hoo! Yesterday afternoon, our social worker came by to do our home study update since a year has passed since our last home study approval. Things went well.

The one change:  we confirmed that we would like to increase our age range request just a little.  It was a hard decision just because of fears but heck...this whole adoption journey is often filled with fear of the unknown. It has felt like promptings from God to make this move but we also wanted to be sure.  To help with my fears about adopting a child a tad older, I called on my friend, Christine, who adopted a toddler.  Christine's candor, love, and support was such a huge blessing to me.

So what's next....we wait for our update to be written and then we wait some more to see what age range God chooses.  Who knows....we may be matched next year with a baby or perhaps even a toddler (about 2 years old).

Stay tuned........

7 comments:

The Hills said...

YEEEHAW!!! You did it!!! :) I just can't WAIT to see your little sweetie in your arms!!!

LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

Thanks Kelly for your excitement!!! Right back at you!

Kelly and Nick said...

Look at me- I'm a real commenter! :) Thank you SO much for the advice and words of encouragement today. Your story is a blessing to many, including me!
-Kelly

LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

Absolutely my pleasure Kelly! You know where to find me. Look forward to following along in your journey!

Sarah said...

Hi Michelle, I've been following your journey for a long time! :) We adopted a 2.5 year old from Haiti and it has been truly AMAZING. Adopting a toddler was right for us in so many ways. If you end up with a referral of a girlie of toddler age and would like to chat about toddler adoption, I'd be so happy to talk with you! daveandsarah96 (at) gmail (dot) com

findingmagnolia said...

I just stumbled across your blog--I love it and am so glad I found it! I'm commenting on this particular post because we adopted a three-year-old after thinking through our whole process that we were waiting for a baby. It is absolutely the best thing we have ever done. Our Zinashi is a perfect fit for our family, and we are so grateful to have her in our lives. I had a great deal of late night nervousness after we saw her photo on a waiting child list and requested info on her, but every time I looked at her photo, I just knew we were meant to say yes to her. A year into being her mom, I am so grateful that we said yes to older toddler adoption.

LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

Thanks so much Sarah & (Finding Magnolia). Your stories encourage me and I'm so excited to see what God does. Really appreciate you visiting our blog!

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