Rob spoke with our caseworker today. He confirmed that he has received all of our paperwork and we are approved! He also told Rob he would send an email inquiry about our girls*. He had not made that a priority until he knew we were approved (and also probably until Rob reminded him).
We are also attending an adoption party on Saturday. We knew this could be an option to meet some kids. I can’t wait to tell you all about it, because honestly I have these bizarre scenarios playing in my head. Surely the real thing won’t be that bad, right? My understanding is that we’ll have an opportunity to mingle with kids that are eligible for adoption at a carnival-like setting at a local church. The kids will have nametags with color-coded stickers representing specific characteristics. In my mind, it’s like shopping for a pet. Someone said it’s like speed dating. Bizarre, right? But it must be a good thing. Right? This is not a new concept. It’s been done before. All across the country. So yes, I can’t wait to tell you all about how normal it felt. Because right now it feels a little…bizarre.
However, as bizarre as it seems…it would only be worse for the kids if there were no prospective parents there to mingle with. So we’re going…and hoping to make things less bizarre than if no one went.
*I know. I know. They’re not technically our girls. In fact, they might be someone else’s girls by now. That’s ok, really. I am sure we’ll be disappointed. But we know that God is in control of every single detail and His timing is perfect. If our girls have already found their family…hooray! They still have played a life-changing role in our lives and we will forever be grateful to them. And I hope I get to tell them that someday.