...and i'll get back to you

That's the end of the message I hear every time I call my social worker.

It's been one month since we have turned in our paperwork and we have had no contact with DSS. I called today and, you guessed it, left a message. I am trying to find a balance between "bugging the crap out of my social worker" and "letting her know our persistence is a good quality." But...


I just want to move on and get the homestudy and inspections done already! I want my precious child(ren) into my home and out of harm's way. We were so hoping to become a waiting family by Christmas and that dream seems to be fading fast.

Sorry for the downer post, but you guys know you are my ventlet (That's a new word I made up: vent + outlet = ventlet. You like? Feel free to steal it, I don't have the $ to copyright.)

"But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31

PS - click here if you want to see some of the beautiful faces that are in the system right now. Please take some time to pray for the precious miracles of God and their forever home. 


  1. O trust me, we ALL understand and have been there! It is so exciting to get it all going...even though there is so much "hurry up!...and then wait." lol

    they will be home before you know it! I will start praying for a Christmas miracle for you guys!

  2. We are currently waiting with out any contact also. And desperately wanting to be a waiting family by Christmas also. It is very stressful and you just don't know what is going on. It would be easier if they kept in touch with you more often, even if it's just to say, they are still waiting on something. Good luck and hopefully you will hear something soon!

  3. hang in there, buddy...this waiting time is SO hard, but it's also an amazing time of growth and learning -- LOTS of learning!
    and ventlet? love it!

  4. Thank you for linking up. I am so excited for you and your husband as you start the adoption process!!

    I pray the Lord brings a baby to you in His PERFECT timing!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Followed you here from Lyndsie's blog. I hope the process speeds up for you! I am having a much easier time waiting on THIS side of being approved than I was on the other side.


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