We were surprised to get a couple more updates earlier this week...
Sib group of 4 (g-5, g-4, g-2, b-1)- BIS still scheduled for Aug. 10th. We're not sure how many families are being considered.
Sib group of 2 (b-4, g-3) - We're still waiting for more information on this situation.
Almost 2 year old boy w/ our agency - BIS scheduled for Aug. 15th. We are in this staffing with 3 other families.
Sibling set (b-3, g-2) that we had submitted our homestudy for last year in another state. Our worker got an e-mail that said "we received the homestudy and will let you know shortly if they are determined to be the best fit for these children". She and we don't know exactly what that statement means...are they just narrowing down families or are they ready to choose one? So we just wait to see!
Sibling set (b-4, b-2) w/our agency - BIS scheduled for Aug. 8th. We are in this staffing with 3 other families as well.
A calm has come over me. I am ready and willing to parent any of these kiddos, whatever is meant to be. Our adoption worker told me the other day "you very well may be chosen for the 4 pack of kiddos and then I WILL say you asked for this!" I laughed and said "well I've been told that if anyone is crazy enough to take that on it's me :)". I think sometimes we get so caught up in worrying about the small stuff that we forget to look at the big picture ...and our big picture is that we will be providing love, a home and family to the children that have been chosen for us from the beginning and we will all be blessed by that in many ways.