I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Obviously, many days have passed, and so much has happened.
The match fell through and the adoption is off.
We lost contact with the expecting mom in early April. We were concerned, but the agency was still in contact, so we tried not to worry about it. Unfortunately, the agency also lost contact with her around the beginning of May. At that point, we tried to reach out one last time, and didn’t hear anything. We knew something was up, but wasn’t sure what.
We decided to stick with it until the birth, thinking maybe she was just in a bad place, and we didn’t want to abandon her. We worried she had considered parenting, and if that were her decision, we were prepared to support that decision fully. We didn’t hear anything for a bit, and decided to take a mini-vacation to Colorado over the Memorial Day weekend.
Once we returned, we heard back from the agency. EM had given birth and the match was fully terminated. It’s hard, and heartbreaking, but something that we always knew was a possibility. That we would come to the end of this leg of the journey, and not necessarily have the outcome we desired.
So, here we are, back at the beginning. I don’t relish the thought of starting over, but know there’s nothing else we can do aside from wait and pray. We thank you all for your support and well wishes, they mean the world to us!