One of the things I've come to know about foster care and adoption, after much worry and planning, is that you can't know a single thing. Not one thing. You don't know when a social worker will call with a child or know which child is "right" for your family. You can't know much other than you're willing to do what you don't know.
However, I do know who does know and God makes such amazing plans!
Our most recent and final (really) adoptions are more than just great. As my oldest daughter returned with her family from living in Chad, Africa we discovered just how "right" these kids were. Five of my kids would tell you that their best friends were their nieces and nephews. Two of them were born on the exact same day in the exact same year. Two had the exact same name - Elijah James. Both my daughter and my granddaughter are the same age and the same very tall height.
So when our families get together it is pure wild, wonderful happiness.
And when they have to return to Florida after a visit, it's like pulling apart Velcro.
It hurts so good when God makes the plans.