Wednesday, January 13, 2010

the visit

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.

5 comments:

darbishar said...

WOO HOO! Such an exciting time in your lives, so many changes. Just let me know what I can do to make it easier so you can enjoy it even more :)

Jeannette said...

WOW!!!! we have not had internet access for a week, and SO much has happened in your life in that week! we are so excited for your family and are praying for wisdom and God's perfect timing in all of this. so excited about your house too. it is adorable and you will make it a beautiful haven for your family. i can't wait to see all that God does in that house! and you close on feb. 9...what a marvelous day :) love you friend. would love to talk soon!

Becky said...

What a wonderful update! We will definitely be praying that God will go before you and work all of those little details. We just studied in our Bible Study about Jesus the Good Shepherd who lead, cared for and watched over his sheep so carefully that I can't help but think of these precious lambs that He is placing in your care. May you look to your Good Shepherd for all that you and Sonny need and follow His leading so that you rest in his care and strength for all the changes that are coming your way. Wish I was closer so that I could help but I will be praying. Please call or email with your needs or how I can help. With love & prayers- Becky Verduin & family

Liz said...

So excited for you! I'm sending good vibes your way:)

Tonya said...

Yeah! So excited for you guys! Can't wait to meet Matthew! If there is anything we can do during the move, let us know! Alan has a truck and giant trailer, and I can help watch the kids and have a playdate or something so they are having fun while you are hard at work moving. Just let me know!