just a quick update for those of you who are faithfully supporting and praying for us. our visit went really well yesterday. matthew is of course adorable and a typical four-year-old boy. the social worker was a wealth of information on him, his situation, and foster care and adoption in oklahoma. we learned so much and noah and matthew played beautifully. we left a message for DHS and our foster agency last night that we would accept the placement and they would like him in our home by friday. there is some extra paper work that needs to be processed because he's under five so that may not be possible, but needless to say, it will be soon. there is a court date set for thursday regarding matthew's mother's parental rights for him and his two siblings. there seems to be no family members willing to take them in and the foster family that has the two siblings is not interested in adoption. potentially, we could be the next option on the list. please pray that we will have wisdom should this become an option.
our closing date on the new house is february 9th. we plan to pay an extra month of rent so that the move can happen without a time crunch and we can gradually bring stuff over. i'm hoping this will help the boys (all three of them) to adjust better as well. thank you again for all of your kind words and prayers. there is a lot that will be determined in the next few months and we appreciate all of your love.