This is why...

This blog has been created to give our family and friends an idea of our journey through infertility and the steps we chose to take to make our dream of becoming parents a reality. There may be a few graphic details here and there, along with some fun photos, but most importantly, we wanted to document these events in our lives for our future children and for anyone else who dreams of becoming a parent. Enjoy!

*Anyone who may be interested in us as adoptive parents, please feel free to check out our link at Bethany.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

6 month check up!

So a few weeks ago Darryl and I were visited by our adoption social worker from Bethany. She checks in with each couple every 6 months to see how they're doing and if they have any updates for their paper work. Jamie came over right on time and started the meeting by asking how we were. We told her about our blessing party and the fun and not so fun times of our wait. She then asked us to review our paper work and wanted to know if there was anything we were thinking about changing. We told her we were comfortable with what we had originally decided but that we would continue to look at it throughout our wait. Jamie is such a sweet heart and we're so lucky to have her working with us so closely. She always tells us that we can call her any time with any questions, thoughts, or even if we're upset and just need to cry.
These last few months, there have been times where I've been a little anxious...wondering if anyone has seen our portfolio and wondering if they have us in mind or why they didn't pick us. I pray daily that God will send us our baby soon but I also pray for a smooth adoption and that our birth mom is confident with her decision. Jamie told us that the last couple of adoptions have been really complicated. I started thanking God immediately that Darryl and I were not put in that position. We would much rather have a smooth adoption and a little longer wait time then to go through an interrupted placement. (An interrupted placement means that sometime after the birth mom picked a couple, she changed her mind and the baby is either taken from the adoptive parents' home or never given to them in the first place.) This does happen once in a while and I can't imagine how hard that situation must be. I guess the only way to look at it is to trust that God knows what he's doing and there is a reason that the baby needs to stay with his/her birth mom. With that said, please continue to pray that Darryl and I will never have to experience the pain of an interrupted placement and that we are placed with a birth mom who knows without a doubt that she wants us to be the parents of her baby. :)