I purposefully have not been blogging because I saw that we were at 99 posts and I wanted to save the 100th post for great news. The news I have is bittersweet.
On Monday March 7th, I got a call from our coordinator which I thought was weird, but thought it might have to do with us switching home study agencies. Well she was reading our home study and saw that were were approved for two children, and she just happened to have two children, a sibling pair that needed a home. A boy and a girl. Well of course Randy was at work, so I asked if we could call her back tomorrow. So I called Randy and we discussed and decided on Tuesday that we would accept the referral.
We got all the info that day and man are they beautiful children. We submitted our information to Dr. Dana Johnson out of the University of Minnesota, they have a great system up there, all information is submitted online with donations. There is a suggested donation, but no set fee. We thought we might get the news by Friday. Wednesday we got the medical info. back. The boy is perfect, the little girl, there were some concerns. So he asked if we would get some more information from Russia. Well we got all the info. back today from Russia, submitted it, and within an hour we had our answer.
Sadly we had to decline this sibling pair. There were some very serious signs that she would have a very hard life, and would not be independent as an adult. It breaks my heart to have to turn down these two beautiful children, but it would be more than we could handle. Going from 1 child to 3 would be hard enough without other factors added on.
The bittersweet part is, Randy and I have prayed about it and we have decided to stay on the sibling list. Rather than go back to the single girl, we are at the top of the list for siblings, so now any day we could get another referral, and we will get the right children for our family. Though we still want a girl, so it would have to be a boy/girl, or sisters situation. Please pray for these children that they find the right home, and pray for us as our hearts are broken over having to turn down these two.
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