Hello everyone! I hope that your new year is going great thus far, if not, well there’s still time to turn it around.
I’ve decided to give you guys an update on my “Conception Journey”. As I was reviewing my blog, I‘ve noticed that I have not updated in a very long time. I have tried fertibella, which is suppose to be an all-natural conception pill and you take them for 30 days then you get another bottle for another 30 days, etc. I did some youtube videos that I will post in coming posts, for those considering to use them.
So, if you have not guessed yet, no we still do not have any children yet but we are still trusting and believing God for children. We have not lost hope. In the waiting process my sister, 2 of my cousins and one of my friends have had children in the last 2 years. Oh and my husband’s stepsister is having her first child in march. But I have decided to keep my eyes on the prize… Jesus!
This year, 2014, I’ve prayed about allowing this year to be more meaningful than last year and fulfilling. I’m looking to be more proactive and effective with helping and caring for others. I’ve always said I wanted to adopt since before I was married or even had a boyfriend or anything of that nature. I always figured I would adopt when I was “older” but going into this year I’ll be turning 29 in march which I know is NOT old but it makes me think “what age am I looking for?”. About 2 or 3 years ago I was talking to someone who fosters and I always had my preconceived notions about foster parents but she gave me another perception which made me decide to consider it one day but I was in no way in a position to consider at the time with my husband.
Well fast forward to the beginning of last year and in a conversation with God about us having children, the thought of fostering once again came to mind. So I inquired to receive information and spoke to my husband about it (he was on board but wanted more info), a packet came and I glanced at it then put it aside. Well, once again the thought came to mind around October, November 2013 but it was so much going on that I wasn’t able to inquire about it until the beginning of this month (Dec 30-Jan 3). At that time I started looking more into it and gathering more information about it and the process. We had some friends come over the following day so I wasn’t able to gather information then but the following day, my husband’s mother called the next morning and said “I think you guys should look into fostering, I was thinking about last night”. Both my husband and I were completely shocked because that is definitely not something you would hear coming out of her mouth. So I thought of it as a sign and we have decided to continue the process.
I have already spoke to a case worker and we will begin PRIDE classes in March and she will be sending our background checks in shortly. I am so excited and nervous at the same time. I’m just trusting God throughout this process. My husband is really excited to, I just have to keep reminding him that we’re going to be fostering so primarily we’re looking for the best interest of the child, which is fit parents that reunite with there children (although its not always the case).
Please pray for us as we go through this journey. We are really looking to open our house to helping children and pray that God show us favor.
I would love to hear from you if your fostering or thinking about it, etc.
God Bless.. India