Our Adoption Journey


Who knew that Groundhog Day would ever become a meaningful day in our lives?

There aren’t the right words to tell you this….
WE GOT THE CALL FROM THE CASEWORKER…..they chose us to be his parents!!!!!!!!! We are overwhelmed right now. We are both in shock and I think in awe as well. We are in awe of how perfect God’s plans are. All of the right people networked at the right time to bring us our son. All of the right circumstances at the exact time they needed to happen. They had many other families to choose from but they have chosen us despite the fact that placing him with us involves a lot of ‘red tape.’ Everything is just too perfect. One day soon, we will all be together, a family of three and we will be living, breathing, loving proof that God and God alone builds families in all different ways, but perfectly, every time.
The joy in our hearts right now can not be described. We already feel blessed beyond words, I can’t even imagine how it will feel to read him his first bedtime story, kiss his first boo-boo, build our first snowman…..ahh, the tears just flow when I think about it.
**Forgive the emotions and the fact that this might not be making any sense…**

The ‘fine print’ at this point is that the county needs to establish a contract with our agency. It’s in the works and the case worker is confident that though it will ‘take some doing’ it can happen. The timeline is unclear, but there is a chance it may only take a week or two!! We will be seeing little man on Friday and then continue to visit him at his foster parents home until he is cleared to come live with us. Legally we will need to be his foster parents for 6-12 months and then we will be able to adopt him. It’s a slow process but once he is with us he won’t be at risk of going anywhere unless we would ask for him to be placed elsewhere (which obviously wouldn’t happen).
So….at this point I’m resisting the urge to have a Target shopping spree for him. But, I’m not sure how long that will last. Brian and his brother will be finishing up his bedroom this weekend. (Stay tuned for pics!)
We are going to trust that things will continue to work in our favor and his. This is meant to be. We are so grateful. Thank you for your prayers. Keep them coming. We will keep you posted.


11 responses

  1. Amy

    Oh, Sarah. Love love love love love to all THREE of you!

    February 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  2. Thank you Amy….there just aren’t words…

    February 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  3. Kelly

    This is amazing news! I cannot express the feeling of happiness I have for all of you! Please keep us posted with everything happening! XOXO

    February 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  4. New Normal

    Goosebumps. Yep, that’s what I got when I read your post. I’m so very excited for you – I remember that post where you talked about playing with him and having to leave him at his foster home. I am so delighted to hear that soon he will be home with you! Congratulations, I hope that the red tape is resolved quickly.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  5. Greta

    I am so excited for you both! I know this is going to be a long week or so but just keep looking towards the future together as a family! You are all blessed!

    February 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  6. Wow, this is the BEST news ever. I am so happy that this is unfolding for you. I am sure you are overwhelmed and excited and anxious and everything all rolled into one.

    Don’t forget to exhale as this is REALLY happening.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm

  7. Meg

    Sarah and Brian — I can’t even express how thrilled I was to read this amazing news! I had chills the whole time reading it and can’t believe how well everything seemed to fall into place. Can’t wait to see pictures and meet this little guy! Congratulations 🙂

    February 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

  8. Cyndi

    Words cannot express how truly and deeply moved I am for you and your new blessing. Congratulations Sarah and Brian and Congratulations to your soon to be son! You have both been granted a beautiful blessing. I cannot wait to meet him. Much love, strength and happiness to all of you.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  9. Ashley

    What wonderful news! Congrats to you both and I shall pray the red tape soon becomes barely a memory as you settle in with your new precious son. Best to all three of you!

    February 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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