Adoption from Foster - Ginn Journey to Adoption #1
While sitting at a Reds game on July 30, 2014, I received a call, a call similar to the ones that I had received numerous times before, a call asking if our family was willing to accept an emergency (same-day) placement of an infant. Jeff and I had an agreement that whenever we received a call, we would say, "yes" and allow God to determine whether we were the right house for the kiddo(s) for however long they needed. So, as typical, I said "yes" that we were open to the placement, expecting to receive another call an hour or so later stating that placement was no longer necessary (which is common). However, I soon received a call back stating that the placing social worker would be at my home in ONE HOUR! Needless to say, we rushed home from the game, and Cruz arrived at our door only minutes after us!
Permanent Custody was granted to the State in May 2015, and the Match Meeting occurred about five weeks later. Before we knew it, we were on the road to permanency with this sweet boy! We knew that it often took 4-6 months between the formal Match and Adoption Finalization, so we patiently enjoyed our time! We were asked to participate in National Adoption Day, which was being honored by the Court in our county on November 20, 2015, and we eagerly agreed. We were so excited that after living with us for 476 days, Cruz would no longer be a legal orphan but instead would be legally recognized as our SON!