We had our first meeting with the social worker at her office to officially start the home study process.
(Thanks for babysitting Mom!)
After seeming a bit surprised that a family with six children wanted to adopt a child with special needs, the social worker seemed very positive about our plans and started us on the next round of paperwork, including physicals for everyone in the whole family!
Please keep us in your prayers these next few weeks that we can accomplish everything we need to do and submit all the documents - after that, we will be assigned the social worker to actually come to our home and inspect/observe/interview.
On this Feast of the Annunciation, thankful to Mary for her "YES" and trying to follow her example and give our whole-hearted assent to what God has in store for our family!