Some of you have been asking for updates about our situation with the girls. There are many things we are waiting to find out, but here is what I know.
We are very much hoping and praying that we will be able to adopt these two beautiful girls that we have fallen madly in love with. They have turned our lives completely upside down in a very wonderful way.
We initially thought we would be foster parents and then pursue adoption, but now the plan has changed. (Who knows how many times the plan will yet change?) We are going to become legal guardians first, and then pursue adoption. Biological parental rights have been suspended, but as you may guess, it is quite a process to terminate parental rights. It will take time, and there will most likely be challenges in doing this. Right now we are in the process of hiring a lawyer and having a home adoption study completed.
We are spending as much time with them as possible, seeing them almost every day. They trust us more and more as we build a loving bond with them. They are beginning to call us "Mommy" and "Daddy." The four of us are becoming a family. We have had several conversations with them about their past. I can't give any details, but the girls are well aware of their loss, and they are grieving.
We are anxious to see what the Lord will do. I am constantly praying the Lord would put my trust in Him, because I, by myself, have no idea how to trust him. I also pray for patience and wisdom and energy and He continues to prove himself faithful and loving and good. We are blessed beyond our wildest dreams. Our cup overflows.