God is giving us us many opportunities to learn to trust Him through this journey - that His plan for us and our family is better than our own. We found out a few weeks ago that the probation officer (the UG equivalent of a social worker) located beautiful little J's mother. The plan at this time is for J to return to her mother. We don't know all the details of the situation, but we are really working to trust in God's kind sovereignty, knowing that He loves that beautiful girl infinitely more than we do. We are sad that she won't be joining our family, but grateful that she has a family again. We've also accepted another referral (more on that in a minute), and there is certainly encouragement to be found in the fact that 4 children - not just the 2 we're hoping to add to our family - have families again!
So we have accepted another referral, this time for a 2-month-old baby girl. The reality of having 3 children under 3 is beginning to set in, and while it is a bit overwhelming, it is also exciting! We were very open to adopting older children (and still may, in the future), but we are accepting these babies as a special gift, one that we were not anticipating.We know that God is building our family in just the right way, and we are excited about what the future holds - a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and an infant!