As requested documents continue to arrive and references get mailed in, we are moving along very well in the process. Our home study was cancelled last week, though, but has been rescheduled for December 19th. We are looking forward to that and to the social worker meeting our boys.
It does seem quiet but things really are happening. I feel that I have a grasp now on the paperwork and all that is required for this process. I am anxious to begin grant applications but know God's timing is absolutely perfect for all parts of this adoption. It has been fun to see photos of sweet Henry and at some point, when we get closer to the time to go get him, we will get to Skype with him. Very exciting!
By the way, we are narrowing down his name to Henry Noah Brown. Isn't that a great name? Henry means, "Home ruler" or "Rules his household," and Noah, "rest" or "peace." Our hope is that Henry would find rest and peace not only in the Brown household but in the family of God. Just as Noah was found to be righteous, was saved from the flood, and became the father of many, may dearest Henry Noah become a man after God's own heart and be used mightily for God's purposes. We know God has saved his life and set him apart for very special reasons. We cannot wait to help him find out what those are!
We so appreciate everyone's prayers and encouragement. It also means a lot to us when family and friends indicate that they will embrace Henry as a permanent and special part of our family. Adoption is forever!