In early December, Brad and I met a precious 12 year old boy who lives in a group foster care situation. I didn’t get to spend much time with him, but I could see from a distance how much fun he and Brad were having together. I told Brad afterwards, “We need to spend more time with him… you two were GOOD for each other.”
So after Christmas, Brad began making calls, trying to figure out who could give us authorization to spend time with him. (We’ll call him “Jay”.) On Monday, we got to meet with Jay’s social worker. She hopes that by April, we will have passed the necessary clearances so we can start spending time with our new friend at least a couple of times a month.
We are EXCITED. The adoption process has ignited our hearts with love for orphaned children, only we haven’t been sure what to do with that love during the excruciating wait . Now, we are dreaming of the ways we can bring joy to this sweet boy – all of the while realizing that the joy will actually be ours.
Jay’s social worker told us that Jay does not have a clue who we are. He doesn’t remember us! We laughed and weren’t surprised. But Jay graciously said that he is also really excited to spend some time having fun outside of his group home. So let the fun begin!