It was 9 am in the morning when we got the call. An interim placement was needed for a newborn girl – were we available?
Our homestudy had been approved a month earlier, and we have been anxiously awaiting a call. Just not this kind. An interim placement is short term – not at all the adoption match we were pursuing.
With three children aged four and under, we had elected to pursue only legally free children, to avoid a child being placed and then moved from our family. Our fear was that it would be hurtful or confusing to our kids. And like most parents, we wanted to help them avoid pain and confusion. God, in His great mercy and heavenly wisdom had better plans.
The phone call had come as I was packing our family’s bags. We had been across the country, visiting my husband’s family. I muted the phone and explained the situation quickly to my husband, who to my complete surprise, agreed. I picked the call back up and explained that our flight wouldn’t land until close to midnight, and we would not be arriving home before 2 am. The social worker assured me that it was fine, baby would stay in the hospital an extra night, and be brought to our house by 10 the following morning.
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