Hi there…remember me?
It’s been ages since I last posted; I’ve intentionally been very quiet because something BIG has been happening.
I’ve just been approved to adopt! I’m going to be a mum 🙂
It all started about 10 months ago, when I was in a bit of a period of turmoil. Some things had happened to shake my confidence and throw me off my path; or at least what I thought my path was. I found myself questioning a lot, and asking God what He wanted if it wasn’t what I thought would happen.
During a time of prayer with small group, I clearly heard & felt God lay adoption on my heart. It was unexpected – I had considered adoption a few years before (2015) and God had clearly said NO after I made a few tentative enquiries. I was heartbroken then, but had accepted His will and moved forward – knowing if it was a NO, then there would be a better YES which He would show me in His timing.
So I was completely not anticipating adoption to be God’s plan at that time of seeking…but it was!
Adoption has always been on my heart and part of my hopes and plans for my life. I have always wanted to be a mum and have always been very maternal.
God has made straight the paths and the adoption assessment process has been as smooth as anyone could have hoped for. There have been no delays or unexpected difficulties, at each step or stage God has cleared the way. From June 2017 to February 2018, He has given me such peace in every moment.
Now I am approved, I wait. It could be weeks or months before I am linked with a child – once I say yes, their social worker has to say yes too…then we go to a Panel for the Match to be agreed. About 2 weeks after that I meet my child!
I am feeling so ready…I know the wait will be hard, but I hope I can be patient and enjoy this season – however long God wills it to be – and rest in His Peace!
find out more about adoption here: http://www.homeforgood.org.uk