Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quick update on the homestudy situation...

I know that some of you have been worried. I have been, too, and I am so very appreciative of your good wishes and prayers--they are what has been carrying me through the last couple of days.

I talked yesterday with our social worker. She immediately called the homestudy agency after talking with us on Tuesday, and they had not even heard about the Russian ruling or the list. They are, according to her, in the process of checking all their records to see where, if any place, they are missing records or post placements for Russia. At this point, they don't know what to tell us, but they're hopeful that they can work this out.

I emailed C at the agency this morning to find out where we stand. They are going to go ahead and send our dossier on to Russia as soon as possible, and are also hopeful that this will all just work itself out.

So---it's still a waiting game. But at least we're moving forward at this point.

Like Inigo Montoya in the Princess Bride, "I hate waiting!" But we've waited before and we will wait again. Thankfully, I know that "those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength." It has been good to hold on to that, and to all of your support in the last couple of days.


Joy said...

That is such good news.

Amy, Joe and Hannah! said...

Hang in there..I know the Russian adoption process is quite the rollercoaster..and I agree that being the ball in a pinball macine is EXACTLY how it feels. But as confusing and discouraging as our process was, as you was exactly as God planned it. I don't know if I ever told you, but we started our process Oct 04, the month Hannah was conceived and likely very close to the exact date. We didn't know it at the time, but we were just waiting for her to be old enough to be available for int'l adoption! :0) God is so very good and He has got it all figured out! Can you send me the list of the PP agencies? We have our last one in May and I want to see if the agency that CAI referred us to after they folded is still a good one to use.