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Adoption Update

The last couple of days have been a roller coaster ride for Aaron and I. The birthmother we were matched with, delivered a healthy baby boy on Sunday afternoon. On Monday we learned that she was struggling with her decision to move forward with the adoption plan she made. Over the last two days we have been anxiously waiting and praying to hear what she might decide. Well, this morning we learned that she decided to parent her little boy. While we are very happy for her, we are very sad as we have been preparing for the arrival over the last several months. So, as you can imagine it is difficult to share this news with all of you.

The verse that God introduced to me on Sunday morning before we even knew the baby was on it’s way is Romans 5:2-5 “And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.’

Aaron and I are very thankful to have so many friends and family members who love and care about us and have been walking through this process with us. Domestic adoptions can often be uncertain because birthmothers will sometimes (but rarely) change their mind after the delivery. Because of this uncertainty many adopting couples choose to keep the whole adoption process private rather than sharing the journey with others. However, since this is such a big part of our lives we couldn’t just keep it to ourselves. Thanks for walking with us through this difficult time. We are still very hopeful that God will bring us the baby we are supposed to parent and we will continue to wait on the Lord.

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Adoption Update

Aaron and I are excited to share that we have been matched with a birthmother. We had the opportunity to meet her two weeks ago and she is so sweet and precious. The baby is due July 25th and it’s a BOY, so now we just wait. We have been hesitant to share and celebrate this news because, as with any domestic adoption, the birthmother could change her mind at any point and she has up to thirty days after the baby is born to change her decision.

Aaron and I are very excited and yet our hearts are guarded. We already have a deep love and respect for the birthmother and pray that God’s will be done. Since we are just about 12 days away from the due date, we wanted to share this news as a matter of prayer and celebration.

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