The adoption counselor called today! She said it is time for us to start our IMPACT classes...Yay! We elected to attend the Saturday classes. For three Saturdays in a row (August 14th, 21st, and 28th) we will attend this class from 9:00am until 4:00pm! Yes, that makes for a long day, but the alternative is attending a 3 hour class one night a week for 7 weeks in a town that is about an hour's drive away from us.
We are all very excited! My husband is not really looking forward to giving up 3 of his Saturdays, but he did say he prefers this option. And the way I look at it, we'll be four weeks closer to having a new little guy or gal in our family. No, we still don't know who we are going to adopt. We are leaving it up totally to the Lord. He has lead us thus far in this venture, and we know that He knows who He is bringing us together with. We are trusting in Him.
I don't mean to insinuate that we are going to get to adopt any time soon. It sure does seem that the adoption process is a long, drawn-out ordeal. This is just the beginning of the process. I know that there is alot of training and alot of inspections that have to be passed. It does seem overwhelming to me, but we are confident that this is where the Lord is leading us. So again, we are trusting in Him.