An e-mail just went out to the person in charge of domestic adoptions from Daniel and I. Without getting into too much detail, we have decided to push for Ms. Lucille to be our adoption specialist. Lucille takes care of African American adoptions and by making this request, we understand that it could slow down our process some. But again, this is in the Lord's time.
For those of you who would like more details:
From the beginning of our classes at Bethany, we really wanted Lucille to be our 'worker', well, I wanted Lucille - I know Daniel thought she was great but I don't want to speak too much for him. When I found out she wouldn't be our 'worker', I was disappointed but figured we'd just go along with the rules and trust the Lord. But there has been something gently persisting inside of me to stick with Lucille.
You see, the Domestic Caucasian Infant Adoption Program is undergoing some changes. The worker who was taking care of that program left to be a stay-at-home-mom right as Daniel and I were committing to Bethany. Since then, it seems a bit chaotic and unorganized (from my perspective) but that's to be expected. I'm sure they are doing the best that they possibly can.
To keep boring details to a minimum, the communication has been, well, lacking for lack of better words. They have left several of my voicemails and e-mails unanswered, among other things -which I am sure is just part of the whirlwind of change that they are going through. But yes, it has tested my patience.
But the person who seems 'on top of it' is - well - you guessed it - Ms. Lucille. Plus, we want someone representing us (again, lacking better words) who not only knows 'the system' but knows us. We appreciate her straight-shooting honesty and her humor. And we trust her. So, we're pushing this idea with the hopes that it will be received well.
Please continue to pray for our birthmother, the finances, Bethany and this whole process.