Today, our friends signed the permanent placement papers for Deanna, just like we did July of last year for Lindsey!
(Deanna & her new family – and Lindsey – waiting for a fireworks show on the 4th of July.)
It’s so mind-bogglingly amazing how God has been working in all of this!
If we had not met Lindsey, we would never have met Deanna. They grew up together, share many childhood memories, and consider each other honorary sisters. They experienced many of the same difficulties, too, and can understand each other in a way that most of their other friends simply can’t. They even lived in the same foster home for a while.
If we’d never met Deanna, I would never have written this post about her desire to be adopted.
If I’d never written that post, my friend Kimberly would never have seen the face of a girl she simply couldn’t forget. She called me not long after I posted that, and asked a hundred questions about Deanna. I told her all I knew. She said she didn’t know what all this meant, but she could not get Deanna off her mind.
About a week later, Kimberly called with questions about the adoption process, and I answered all of those, too. She talked with her family, and soon, they began the process. Less than three short months later, with the help of some motivated caseworkers (the same ones we had!), Deanna’s placement is official.
To quote Lindsey’s former and Deanna’s current caseworker Lamar, “God does good work.”
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