Last night I had “the talk” with Ben. The “worst case scenario about adoptive foster parenting talk”. The talk where I had to tell him we could have a child in our home for 6 mo. to a year and then they could go back to their parents. I had to tell him I would probably have to meet their bio. parents and take them to visits with them. I had to tell them even if the state does terminate parental rights it could take months and months for them to do that.
I cannot tell you what a huge change has taken place in both of us just over the past two weeks. I couldn’t believe after telling him all these things he looked at me and said, “OK, Let’s do it. If we are supposed to do this God will make it happen. If not He won’t”
All this coming from two people that always said we would never adopt a child if the parents where even in the same country as us.
Well, never say never, Sometimes it seems as if God hears you say “I will never…” and then He makes plans to show you how wrong you are. It is always such a great plan HE has though, so you can’t really look back, second guess, or have too much pride to move in the direction He is pushing you in.
So, anyway, I guess it is official. Ben and I plan to become licensed adoptive foster parents.
Thank you God for changing our hearts.