So, at the end of last year/beginning of this year, my post mentioned that I felt 2017 would be “our year” to become parents. And, looking back, it seems like that might have been a bit foreshadowing! But, honestly, I had no idea how RIGHT those words would turn out to be when I was typing them!
We actually were approached about an opportunity at the very end of the year, and had a phone conversation with the expecting mother on the 2nd of January. We all seemed to hit it off quite well, and she immediately picked us as the adoptive parents for her child!
So…the little baby is due in June. It’s a longer match, which makes J quite happy, as he now feels like he has “more time to plan.” Frankly, I would have been happy with a baby born situation and just Amazon Prime’d everything, but he would struggled, so it’s probably worked out for the best this way.
We keep touch with the expecting mom weekly, just text chats here and there. She’s very sweet and I enjoy talking with her, and we plan to make a trip to visit her sometime in March, so that we can meet before the baby arrives. We are beyond excited, but also realize that this joy for us comes at quite a loss to her, and that really saddens us more than we can explain.
We’re aware nothing is guaranteed, so trying to be cautious in our excitement, but for now we’re just living in the present! Growing our relationship with the expecting mother and working through paperwork with the agency. It’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Thank you so much, everyone, for all your well wishes, prayers, and comments…they’ve been so appreciated by us both! Please keep us in your thoughts, and pray for our expecting mother and baby, as she goes through the pregnancy and the difficult decisions ahead of her.