Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Adoption Post-Phone Call Update

Aside from slight technical difficulties, it went really well.

She looked through several profile books and apparently as soon as she saw ours there was an instant connection. The birth mother could still change her mind, but we were assured that once the baby is born, he'll be ours and they won't ask for him back. If, once we know she's in labor, we can make it down to Oklahoma in time, she said it would be fine with her if I was in the room when the baby is born.

She said that her other boys were born early, so we should be expecting that she'll have the baby in the next TWO OR THREE WEEKS.

We got more details but my head is spinning and my hands won't stop shaking. Please don't stop praying.

Pray for:
1. Continued health for E (our birth mother) and that sweet little baby boy.
2. For E's heart as she moves forward, that her heart would be protected and full of peace.
2. Protection of our hearts, should she decide to keep him.
3. Finances - pray that the money we need would become available quickly so we can be prepared with it all when we arrive in Oklahoma.
4. Faith - we want to remember all of the times God has provided for us in the past and know that He will do that again.

I asked our social worker if it was OK now to be more excited and she said (knowing that nothing is final until it's final) YES BE EXCITED!

I need to go shopping now!


  1. WOW! Amazing. Prayers coming your way for sure!

  2. GIDDY!!!!! Seriously like a squealing little pig. That's what I am!

  3. soooo excited for you guys! praying with you!! much love to you!!

  4. I don't really have words . . . just tears.

  5. I've never met you (I'm a friend of Jamy's) but I read through your blog in your struggles with Lydia... praying that everything works out and you will soon have a new little blessing in your life!

  6. Hi Jen
    Praying and crying....Happy tears.
    Love you.

  7. This is amazing! We are praying and hoping with you!

  8. Unending prayers for all of you, for peace, for good health, for wisdom, for finances, for everything you need for a successful adoption and for this young woman at this difficult time in her life.

  9. I am so exited for you guys!! I will definitely continue to pray for you all.
    Much love,

  10. I'm praying madly for you and for E! Ü

  11. I'm in tears reading this post because I couldn't be happier for your family. I don't know you, you don't know me, but there is a place in my heart that has been praying and will continue to pray for your family.