This past week, Julie and I met a 12 year old girl we’ve been asked to consider bringing into our home for the next year . . . to live with us . . . until hopefully she can be reunited with her mom. We’re working with the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio throughout this process.
The visit rocked us a bit. Our time with the little girl was fine (I can’t imagine being 12 and walking into this kind of meeting). It was the hour before, with the five case-workers, counselors, etc., that wasn’t what we anticipated. There’s a bit more involved than simply bringing her into our home. Turns out she needs to be in Wooster or Ashland one to two times a week for therapy. Ouch! It’s a 50 minute drive each way for us and then 1-3 hours wait while counseling takes place.
We’re continuing to pray . . .