Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Meanwhile back in Ohio...

We are still in Ohio waiting for the Ohio Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC) to release us to Florida. We have to wait until all the paperwork is processed, reviewed, and agreed upon by both states in order to return to Florida. After several hours of phone calls to everyone and their mother, we finally determined that the paperwork would be arriving to the Ohio office this morning to begin the process. Our social worker told us this morning that the paperwork weighed 5 1/2 lbs! Both states are aware that the package is coming and even our local congressman Cliff Stearns, a strong Pro-life advocate, was kind enough to put in a good word for us to the agencies. We hope that the bureaucracy of the paperwork can be expedited before the weekend so we are stuck here through labor day. However, with all this being said we serve a God who already has moved mountains to bring Crosby into our family. We enjoyed a beautiful weekend with the visit of the kids to Ohio and a trip to the Football Hall of Fame. God was able to move mountains and provide financially, for a home for us to stay, and a wonderful relationship with Charity, our birth mom. He is certainly sovereign over the litany of paperwork in the federal government. We know that though we are far from our other children, God is near to Anna and Andrew. Kenny and Kayla are doing a marvelous job wearing Denise's many hats in her absence and AT&T has been gracious to excuse my time off. Please pray that we trust the Lord until we get the ok to return home and enjoy the gift of this perfect little baby we have been waiting so long for.

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