This is the question we get asked often from friends and family wanting to know where we are in our process towards our future baby. To help me explain how it’s going, I usually end up having to tell how we get matched with a birth mom first. The process is very similar to a blind date. Our social workers Hope and Rachel email us about a “situation”. I hate the word “situation”. It’s not a “situation”, it’s a baby, maybe our baby! The email outlines all the medical, legal, and financial cost and process of this adoption as well as the birth moms story. We then have 24 hours to decide if we want our profile along with 2-4 others sent to the birth mom. She then looks over them and usually makes a decision with in a few days. If we both feel a peace about moving forward, and agree on the details of the adoption, then it is an official match.
Since being active 5 weeks ago we have had 3 birth moms look at our profile. We haven’t been matched yet, but feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to be shown 3 times already. Every time we get that email, we can’t help think what if this is our baby? Excitement, fear, anxiety, and wonder flood our thoughts. During the 24 hours that we have to decide if want our profile shown or not we pray, A LOT! Our biggest prayer is ‘Lord we don’t want any baby; we want the baby you have all ready chosen for us.’ Even though those 3 precious babies weren’t suppose to be part of our family, we will continue to pray for those birth moms and babies.
A month ago, our social workers told us that it would be a roller coaster ride and to just ‘hold on!’ Boy, were they right. One thing that is a constant is God’s hand in this journey. He is guiding us one step at a time and is loving us so well. Chris and I are truly excited and can’t wait to meet our sweet baby!
Thanks to all our friends and family who are praying for us and encouraging us through this process. I am daily getting an encouraging text, email, or call from one of you wanting to know how the process is going and how we are doing. Please know I couldn’t make it through with out all the love I’m getting!
“I have prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted what I ask of him.” 1 Samuel 1:27