Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Even More News!

Yesterday I waited on pins and needles to find out the date for the first of J's hearings for termination. Her caseworker leaves now at 3 and I hadn't heard anything by the time I left work at 3:30. I decided to call her supervisor whom I have a pretty good relationship with to see if she knew. She chuckled when I asked and said that she was sorry but she didn't know and she was sure the caseworker would have it for me tomorrow (today now!) BUT she said, she did have news on B's case! She talked with someone yesterday who said that they were pretty sure his parents' appeal had been denied, but she just didn't have the actual paperwork in her hands yet! The supervisor said we'll get started on the subsidy paperwork for his adoption right away! I'm so excited! I had a feeling that when things started coming together it would be both at once. God is so good... all the time! :)


Julie said...

YIPPEE!!!!! Now that IS some good news- both kids in process!! Now the waiting will be worse than ever!! But you are Right- God is good- and He is watching over the WHOLE thing!!!! dang that patience is a virtue thing... ;)

Tamara said...

WOW - the floodgates open all at once sometimes, don't they. HURRAY! Oh, the wonderful things that God is doing with us and our little families. It is so exciting to see His plans fall into place. I'm so excited for you and the little ones!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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