Almost two weeks in and I'm finally out of panic mode. We got all of the stuff we had to do within the first 10 days of receiving a child (visits with doctor, social worker, psychologist, and lab tests) and other stuff that came up, including a visit to the dentist because a child was in pain - found out he needs 4 crowns! Did I mention he's 6? Oh yeah, about those lab tests - it's not so easy to get kids to poop when you want them to. We pretty much failed while we were at the lab, so we had to fill vials at the home and get them to the lab within 2 hours. Thankfully the lab is only 30 minutes from the house, but it was one stinky car ride!
I also got to accompany our social worker on our first court date! Only one person could actually go into court, so I was essentially the nanny - ie watching and playing with the kids during court proceedings.
We are in the process of hiring another nanny so that we can take a few more kids - hopefully this week! And I'm really looking forward to Pastor Fred, Dorothy, Sun, and Kate coming in just one week - YAY!!!!!! Oh yeah, Tom, too.
Thank you again for your prayer support! There were a few tense moments, but God and your prayers brought us through.
With much gratitude,
More to come!