It is a scary concept when you’re facing fatherhood in the face. I haven’t updated my blog on our adoption process for various reasons. One of them being that legally, I have to be careful of what and how much I share. Yes, our homestudy has been approved. We’ve asked about children and haven’t heard anything in return from the state case workers. But there is a sibling group of two who we’re hoping and praying will become our children. Their case is kind of unique, yet it seems to be rather normal. Maybe it’s just unique from my perspective, I don’t know.
One thing’s for sure, being a parent just in the visitation period is a lot of work. Almost more than I had expected. In some ways, it’s a heck of a lot easier, where in other ways it already seems harder than I had thought. But I can guarantee that I’m excited and can’t wait to have my family. We’ve already done so much and seemingly have won respect and trust with these children. They’ve opened up to us as to what’s happened with their biological parents. This is even more remarkable being that they never talk about how they were placed into the system.
Just from this past weekend, they’ve already started to figure out just what’s going on. That they’re about to move in with us soon. They started asking questions and I have to say it was hard not saying much, but I think we were able to divert their queries well enough without denying anything. This weekend, we get them overnight. I’m excited and I hope that they enjoy their time with us. We have a few things planned, including going to church and them meeting family on our normal Sunday family dinner routine. I just hope it’s not too overwhelming to them.
All I can ask for right now is for prayers. Prayers that the court system goes smoothly. Prayers that these two children continue to attach themselves to us like we have them, and that we create a family like no other. I pray that we can provide for them emotionally and physically. There’s a lot to parenthood that I never really considered until now. So I pray that we can find the answers we seek and that they are the right ones for our situation.