Saturday night as I was reviewing my Sunday School lesson about Jesus walking on the water, I was reminded that if it is JESUS who calls us out of our boat (of relative comfort and security,) we don't have to fear the outcome of our adventure.
So for my friends in the adoption process: If JESUS has called you to adopt then you don't have to panic no matter how high the waves of paperwork hassles or strong the winds of bureaucratic rigamarole or how wild the emotional roller coaster. Jesus says, "Take courage. It is I. Don't be afraid." See Matthew 14.