Adoption | 6 Month Post Placement Visit

Posted: October 12, 2017 by fivefivephotos


6 Month Post Placement Visit

Has it already been 6 months? It’s hard to believe we were in Africa for 5 months, it is even harder to believe it’s been almost one year since we met our girls. Our first set of twins. We met with our social worker. It has been so busy photography season and homeschool fun that I wasn’t able to do my normal “the social worker is coming over” house cleaning. When she was welcomed into our home I greeted her, said how I was happy to see her and then apologized that I didn’t get to the cleaning. We talked about how the kids have been, struggles we’ve had. We all moved into the school/play room at my favorite time of night–that ten minutes when the sun shines in bright golden hues and floods through the windows. Our social worker sweetly chatted with Matthew while they played with some of his toys. She just needed to see how he was feeling about everything. The girls were “playing” with their extra workbooks, the social worker read some of the directions to them. I worked on our sight word garland. It turned out much cuter than I expected. We were almost finished with the visit. The last check was seeing the girls bedroom. Of course, I was not at all expecting this and hadn’t even thought to have them straighten it up. And it had been laundry week so there were baskets of clean laundry and clothes thrown all.over.the.floor… haha. I was a tad embarrassed, but this is us. Dishes in the sink, laundry on the floor, and tons of love to share with each other. Our social worker simply remarked, “Just wait until they are teenagers!” We thank God for blessing us with such a wonderful social worker. 

For those of you who are wondering, we have not heard much more about the “babies”. Right now it is a waiting game. We ask that you continue to pray with us, don’t lose hope that their adoption will happen, and send us encouraging words while we wait for any news.