We've Got News!

This little family of 3 is about to be a foursome!

After over a year without any calls from DFACS, they called!

We almost rented a car and headed home right away, but there are a few details with the birth family still being sorted out, but he should be with us within the next couple days.

A sweet little 6 month old baby boy!

Yup, a boy.

Which is slightly humorous since we were so sure we would end up with all girls. But we are more then ready for some snails and puppy dog tails around the Pope House!

He had his first hearing today to grant the state with 24 hour custody and his case will go before the judge a few more times this month with an official case plan presented at the 30 day hearing.

Right now he will strictly be a foster placement. The caseworker warned us that it looks like the family is going to be doing a lot of appeals so there will probably be lots of court dates.

I spent the first 30 minutes after the call being excited and planning everything I needed to get done.

Then I went into panic mode.

I went through scared, to this is crazy, to what are we thinking, to what about Josie.

And then I remembered that God is the one in control. That He called us to love every child that came through our doors as if it were our own until He showed us the rest of the plan.

So that is what we will do.

I'm trying my hardest to leave it in God's hands. It still seems very unreal that I get to care for a baby in a couple days! That part of fostering I will never, ever get used to.

No 9 months of prep here!

Of course I will keep you all updated. Right now I'm asking for prayers to calm my nerves and for God to protect this sweet little boy until he is safe and sound under our roof.


StarfishMom said...

Enjoy EVERY minute. I'm praying for peace for your family during this time of transition. :)

Amber said...

Yay! I'm so excited!!! I'm sad I'll be out of town and cannot meet him for 11 more days! :(

miamihoney said...

Congrats on your newest addition. I wish you every happiness and calm nerves too:) Such a sweet blessing!

The Swann's said...

How exciting! Sending prayers your way. :-)

Amanda Lynn said...

Very exciting, congrats to your family! Little boys are SOOO much fun!!

Laura said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting for your family! Praying that all goes very smoothly!

Vanessa said...

How amazing! I think you and your husband are true heroes!! My husband was adopted at 6 months old. God truly had a hand in his life and journey. I'm praying for faith, calmness and assurance that He's got it all worked out for your family! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!!

kimmer said...

I am so excited and happy and nervous, too! I know he will be safe and so loved in your home. Take it one step at a time and God will be walking each step with you! I am so happy for you and Andrew and little Josie! It will be a blessing and a big adventure, too! Much love and good wishes to you and Andrew. I am here for you in every way!

Paige said...

This is so excited! Congratulations to your family!

Tristan said...

Just fantastic!!

enjoy the time with just your precious josie the next few days!

prayers sent your way!

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