So once we came to the decision to adopt, it just seemed like God was guiding us to apply with this adoption facilitator. We were so excited about starting this new journey for our family and relieved that we felt that God was sending us in the right direction. We mailed the initial application last week.
I received an email two days ago from them regretfully informing me that they prefer not to work with the state that we live in. Not that they couldn't, but due to some restrictions in our state, they choose not to work with prospective adoptive parents from here.
I read the email three times just to make sure I understood it and each time I read it, my heart felt a little heavier.
We are planning to call them to just clarify exactly what restrictions they are talking about.
Then we will decide how to proceed from there in choosing another facilitator or agency.
As my husband said, we are off to a flying stop. ugh
At first I moped and felt sad. Then I started second guessing everything.
Then I took a minute and thought about how I am choosing to live my life. God is in control and it is His plan. Not mine. Instead of seeing this "flying stop" as a bad thing, I have chosen to see it as simply another guiding force from God to send us in the right direction for the plans He has for me and my family.
This positive attitude and strong faith thing doesn't come easy, but it is such a powerful way to shape my thinking and hopefully help me be the person He wants me to be.