Our Homestudy is in final review, although it's still missing CANs (Child Abuse and Neglect clearances) from two states. Some things are just really slow, and I'm trying to appreciate these lessons in patience! So, even though this stage isn't totally complete yet, it does feel like we've finally made significant progress and are on our way to finding our little girl.
We have actually placed a hold on one little girl on the Special Focus list. We have a lot of questions about her file, but I'm confident that God will provide those answers clearly and quickly so that we will be able to make an informed decision. I'm at peace about the process, because I know that our little girl is in China waiting for us to find her, and God is directing our path.
I strongly believe that the lengthy paperwork process is important for teaching us to remain calm, vigilant, and patient. The road is rocky, and filled with many forks and dead ends. By learning to negotiate the paperwork, we are learning to trust in the process and not let our emotions take over when faced with decisions and challenges. All very important lessons.