Saturday, May 19, 2012

Home Study!

We had our home study this weekend! It was an intense whirlwind of a week and weekend but all in all we felt really good about the home study. We came away very encouraged, uplifted and informed.  We really enjoyed learning from our social worker and picking her brain about adoption, her experience, the process and bringing our next child into our family.  She was very sweet, helpful, patient and gave us a lot to think about, process, and plan for!  If you are considering adoption, please don't listen to those naysayers who talk about how scary it is or those blogs who obsess about it, our home study was far from scary and so far has been the most enjoyable part of our adoption process!

Thank you to all of your who sent support to help us cover much of this home study. It really means more than we know how to express in words.  Thank you.

Thank you to all  of you who prayed for us and sent supportive texts, calls, emails and facebook messages before, during and after!  It really meant a lot to us as well. Your prayers were answered big time!  The Lord even worked out "small" details like making sure our social worker was on the same bus to Songtan from the airport as some good friends of ours (the ones whose girls spent the week with us last week) and made sure they were able to help her get off at the right stop and even call us on their cell phone!  During my 1 on 1 interview with her at Tom N Toms, Jeremy Camp's "Trust in You" was playing in the coffee shop.  Seriously? What are the odds?  In Korea? English Jeremy Camp song playing, with perfect lyrics?

Caleb also did a great job.  He spent a lot of time being quiet and playing quietly while we talked and did training.  He was patient and warmed right up to Monica.  I couldn't have asked for things to go more smoothly or to enjoy our time with her as much as we did.  We are excited to continue working with her and see where the Lord takes this crazy ride!

Please continue to keep us and this new Houser Baby in your prayers.  If you find yourself suddenly blessed with extra financial blessing or would like to donate to our adoption, please check out our post on how to donate and what the funds will be used for!  We need our thermometer to reach about $10,000USD before we can complete the next step of our process.  Will you consider being part of our journey of adoption?  Thank you for sharing the word and also donating if you feel led to!

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