Wow! I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've updated.
I was hoping to have an official waiting list number for you, but our worker told us we don't have a number. I guess they don't do a "number list" anymore, which really wouldn't have made a difference for us anyways, but is looking to be about a 7 month wait for (she did say there were about 80 other families before us). Since we are open to an "older" child, a possible sibling group (2 children), and either gender, it cuts our wait time down.......which makes me panic.
Kind of like you're pregnant, but not only do you not know if you are having a boy or a girl, but there's a possibility of having twins and they might not be infant, but walking & talking toddlers! And then, you find out that you don't have maternity insurance, so you have to pay OOP. (which by the way, I've been told that the costs are about the same for adoption as delivering at a hospital). So, panic attack is about to be full blown.
And then I think of the past year and that He has provided every step of the way. There's no other way to explain it. Through pop cans, yard sales, photo shoots and necklaces; and a lot of blessings from the big guy above, we are doing it! We're 1/2 way there!