"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


The homestudy is now complete!  Our social worker sent us a copy and in it she recommends us to be adoptive parents! Whew, we passed:)  We are still waiting to hear from the courts about the fingerprints.  We see that they cashed our check on September 9, so we know they have received the documents in the mail.  So for now we wait.  As soon as we get that clearance back it will be submitted to Maricopa County Courts to go to the judge then it will really be official!

Thank you for your continued prayers for our baby and for a smooth process. God is so good to give us a peace and contentment that we know can only come from Him.  Each pause in the process is part of the timing that is needed to bring the child that He has for us home.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Making Progress

We have officially handed in everything on our end for our homestudy!  Before Brent left for Michigan, he dropped off all of our final papers and reference letters to the social worker.  We spoke to the social worker last week and she said that she is working on the draft now.  We are still waiting for the FBI fingerprint clearance to come back and nothing can happen until we get that.  She said that Maricopa courts are taking about three weeks to process the papers once handed in.  So once we get the fingerprints back and she types the homestudy report, it will get handed in to the courts to decide that we are able to adopt in the state of Arizona!  So for now, we wait. :)