This past week we completed our two home visits! Our social worker is wonderful, loves big dogs (whew), and really understands how important moving as quickly as possible is to us! She is now writing up our home study and once it is complete, we send all of our information to DHR and wait for it to be approved.
So we still have some time before we are "home-study ready." However, we're a lot closer than we were a few weeks ago!
On a different note...
I recently read an article on the state of orphans and the role of the church when it comes to orphan care. I think this is an article that hits on a topic that needs to be discussed in ALL of our churches. This is not an issue for other churches to worry about. This is a call, straight from Bible, for ALL believers and ALL churches.
Here's just a small quote from the article about the state of foster care in our country...
By their mid-20s, less than half of those who graduate from foster care are employed. More than 80 percent of males have been arrested, compared to 17 percent overall. And 68 percent of the women are on food stamps, compared to 7 percent overall.
The statistics are staggering and sobering. But there is good news. Those statistics can change. It starts with one family at a time, stepping out on faith and out of their comfort zone, and opening their hearts and their homes to children that need love and stability.
Ok, that's my soapbox for the day.
Take a look at the article... I'd love to hear your thoughts!