Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Call.. Er, Kind Of..

Back in August when we got called on the sisters, we made the heart wrenching decision to decline. There was a huge twist in the case and our gut reaction was it was more than we could handle. I must say, being completely honest with yourself (and mate) downright stinks. It was at that time we dug deep and came to the realization that going from zero to two kids all at once was biting off more than we could chew. We decided to change our file from 2 children to 1 child. We would keep our certification current and adopt again a few years down the line. Since then the phone has been silent.

Until today.

Folks, when the county calls on a Sunday during a 3 day weekend, you know somethings up. Color me a rocket scientist. The call was for a set of 4 year old twins. A boy and a girl. I told her about us changing our status five months ago and come to find out, our file had not been changed. Sigh. Although the twins are not a match for us, I told her if she was unable to find a home we would take them in as an emergency placement.

Turns out, this is no ordinary case (not that there is one). There is no time for a presentation, the 24 hours to make a decision or even a transition period. No time to hang out with the family and get a feel for the ebb and flow. Placement needs to happen asap. Like, Tuesday or Wednesday. Holy cow.

The social worker called back and said there was a good chance they will be needing us take the kiddos. She had gone to the office and made some calls. It was looking bleak. She asked if we understood that this could take 2-3 months. We do. I asked her to please let us know right away and immediately called Nantie when we were done.

So, our little family is on Red Alert. Although it may not be the final placement God has intended for us, we may be in for our first great adventure.

Stay Tuned!



Snowmommy said...

I know that you will do great, and God has a master plan!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I hope all works out for the best.

Lana said...

Wow! Good luck! How exciting and scary at the same time.
I love how you refer to it as a "great adventure". ☺

Sara said...

YAY THE CALL...kinda!!!! I am so excited for you and your hubby and what the future may bring....God only does AMAZING things and I believe that this is indeed one of them...Good Luck with everything!!! Cant wait to hear about it :)

Stella said...

I fully believe that things (such as your file NOT being changed) happen for a reason far beyond out control.
God has a hand in all and definitely in this!
You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

God is good- all the time! If this is for you, for a season or not, it will be because it is ordained by Him. Keep us posted- so excited for you!

Also, stop by my blog when you have a chance- have something for you there :-)

cloudmaster said...

That is fantastic. I know you won't be given more than you can handle. It always works out that way. Good Luck however it turns out.

Lori said...

Wow! Can't wait to hear how this goes...wishing you a smooth ride and all the resources you need.


Tiff said...

WooHoo! Congrats, and we will be praying for the future, whatever that is. You were right, 2009 is going to be interesting!

hrw102779 said...

You guys will do great, we can all see you have a heart of gold, and with Nantie nearby you will have this covered. Plus at that age if they have each other it will help keep the fear levels down and the love levels up...your not going to be the only scared and unsure ones if they arrive.

Good luck...this IS a blessing...keep any kid safe for any length of time is a blessing.

Plus if you were to have gotten pregnant there's never a guarantee you'll only get it might be twins ;)

Nichole said...

I hope you do get to take them! :) It would kind of be a neat experience with twins. The ones that I have seen at the crisis nusery have more of a bond than your average twins. They depend on each other so much more than children with stable homes. Plus, if you do end up adopting them they will grow up having a sibling that has been through everything right along with them.

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Oh Melissa...I have no trouble understanding that you must have about a million thoughts and feelings running through you at this point. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that y'all can have a smooth resolution one way or the other with the twins in question but from what I have seen here are gonna be a rockin' mama!

Michelle said...

I don't check in for a couple of days and look what I miss!!!! WOW.. God has a plan for their little lives, I'm glad they get to experience your love until they find their forever home. I wish I was homestudy ready..I have always wanted twins!

Bridget said...

God's plan isn't always our plan..I'm learning that:) I'll be praying for you! How exciting...keep us posted!
oh, and I think 2 is easier than 1 they can entertain themselves:)


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