A year ago today, we walked into one of many different agencies we were going to look at. I had researched many agencies for a couple months and we had an appointment at another agency later in the week.
We drove as fast as we could to get to Murfreesboro before this particular social worker had to leave to meet her family. She said she would wait on us to get there. I had compiled our scrapbook the day before because we were undecided on international or domestic. She asked several questions and then asked what countries we would be interested in. We discussed several then she said, "well, I can show you two of the cutest kids right now." With that, she picked up her phone and called her husband asking for him to bring the kids over. Twenty minutes later, in walked a beautiful girl from China and her adorable brother from South Korea. We melted! I personally just wanted to take these two home, but their mamma disagreed. :) I think the first thing out of my mouth was, "where do we sign?"
The daughter left shortly after stopping by with her dad as they were going to go ahead and make the grocery run. The little boy stayed adn was drawn to John calling him "man" the whole time we were there. John played and talked to the little boy as if they had known each other for years. As we left, he came and poked his head through the mail slot to tell "man" bye!
We left HSC with a homestudy date and making the first payment of many. We haven't looked back at the agency we decided on and feel completely at home there. It truly was Heaven Sent! I called the next day to cancel all appointments we had made with other agencies.
We were so excited to have been led to Heaven Sent Children. Our social worker who we met with that first meeting, Stephanie, has not only led us to our child, but become a wonderful friend. We have loved hanging out with her family as well as mutual friends that we have met through adoption. We are so excited to bring Olivia into this group of children that will always share a common bond.
Steph, thanks for walking us through this journey and cheering us on the entire way. I am so grateful for our relationship. We love Noah and Sophia and cannot wait for all the adventures our families will have over the years to come!
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