Well, I about had a panic attack before our Social Worker arrived. I don’t know why I was so nervous, we had done everything we needed to do and we weren’t too concerned about not passing.
I guess it was the fact that someone was coming to decide whether or not we were fit to bring a child into our home.
No big deal, right? Surrrrrrre.
Once he got there, we were asked the same questions we had already answered in our paperwork. That took a little over an hour. Then we gave him a quick tour of the house. After that, he said we were preliminarily approved and the finalization should come in 2-3 weeks. We then wrote the check for his services (that was the most painful part).
So as of right now, if we were to get a match, we would be approved to bring a child home.
However, WE aren’t ready- too much to think about and too much for which to prepare.
We still have to sign up with an agency anyway, so until we do that, I doubt we will be getting any phone calls.
My nervousness has waned but there is a tinge of panic in the back of my mind. A lot of ‘what-ifs’ are popping up and we just need to pray and find peace in the fact that the Lord will not tempt us with a situation that we aren’t able to say "no" to.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. -1Corinthians 10:13
It might be painful to have to turn down an opportunity, but with prayer and petition we will know which match is right for us when it happens.