Category Archives: Faith and Adoption

When a Match Fails

We received the call yesterday morning that our match has failed. Our birthmother decided out of the blue that she wanted the family who adopted her son a year or two ago to also adopt this baby she is carrying, so she no longer wished to be matched with us or to work with our agency. It caught the caseworker off guard and definitely shocked us. Continue reading

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It’s Official…

We received a call from our agency director on Tuesday evening after a very long and stressful day for me. I knew that our profile was going out to several mothers {I believe there were five} and I was a wreck waiting to hear back about them. I was praying that just ONE of them would pick us. Continue reading

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We Finally Got An Answer

I feel so guilty about not writing in a while. It’s been a crazy few weeks. I wish I could say that we got the call that she has picked us and we’re planning on bringing home two baby girls in a few months. But unfortunately I don’t have any such news to report. Continue reading

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I Set My Eyes on What is Unseen

Over the weekend, I was exhausted. I was tired of praying, tired of waiting, tired of wondering, and tired of jumping at every little beep and ring from my phone. Every time I started to pray on Saturday, I’d stop and fall silent. I just wasn’t feeling it. I wasn’t feeling the urge to pray, and I was too tired to try. At first I felt guilty and worried that if I wasn’t praying, then perhaps that either meant God wasn’t going to fulfill the desires of our heart, or that I’d given up hope. I did not want to be in a hopeless place just because it was taking a little longer for an answer than I wanted. That’s a terrible representation of faith. Continue reading

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We’re Still Hanging In Here…

I wish I had something new and exciting to report, but unfortunately we still don’t know anything. Travis contacted our social worker yesterday to ask her if she thought we might have an answer by this weekend, but she said the young lady is still carefully reviewing all of the profiles and probably won’t make a decision until Monday or Tuesday. Not what we wanted to hear, of course, but at least we can relax for the weekend. Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve Learned During the Wait

Let me first say, we don’t know anything yet. Our sweet family and friends and church family are on pins and needles to hear from us about this situation, but we still don’t know yet. She didn’t pick up the profile books until Friday because she was staying with a friend all week. My social worker said she would call her over the weekend to see that she did get the books and to check if she’d started going through them yet. I have no idea if that call happened or not, or how it went. Continue reading

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Adoption Update- Month 8

Back in December, right before New Years, we were presented with a possible birthmother situation and asked if we wanted our profile sent to her. We said yes. She’s healthy, no drugs, no alcohol, healthy baby, gender unknown at the time, and the birthfather was known and on board with the adoption decision. It was down to us and one other family, but she chose the other family. When the social worker called to tell me her decision, she said that the young lady really liked us, but was concerned about our cats. She has another child who has asthma, and she was concerned that if this baby ended up with asthma, our pets could make it worse. Continue reading

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A Prayer from My Heart

Things with our adoption have been pretty discouraging lately. I won’t go into everything on here, but it’s been very frustrating and we seem to be moving backwards instead of forward. I am exhausted from this wait, and I know Travis is growing weary as well. I realize the wait is part of the adoption process, but we’ve had some other bumps along the way recently that have added to this already anxious time. Continue reading

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Seven Month Adoption Check In

** I want to start off by apologizing for the nearly half dozen email notifications about this post before it was finished. There was a server glitch and instead of automatically saving the draft for me while I was still writing, WordPress was publishing the drafts. Yikes! I deleted the unfinished published posts and I’m starting over. Sorry!**

In a week or so, we will have been a waiting family for seven months. SEVEN. That seems so long. I honestly thought we would be matched by now. Continue reading

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Different Feeling Kind of Day

Blah. I mentioned in my post about the ups and downs of the first month wait that some days are better than others. Some days are easier than others. Yesterday I was online looking up Halloween costumes for Little. He wants to be a dinosaur/dragon, so I’m trying to find something that looks like a not-creepy creature. I found a crocodile costume that might work for what he has in mind. I digress. Continue reading

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