Right now we're in the waiting stage. We've known all along that there isn't anything concrete about this adoption process-nothing is predictable, nothing can be pre-planned. But today, waiting took on a new meaning when I received a call from our adoption agency letting us know about a baby.
Here's the short version: A perfect, healthy baby girl weighing in at 6 1/2 pounds with blondish hair and blue eyes was born on May 10th. The birth mom called Life Choices while she was in labor to let them know she wanted them to help her find a family for her baby.
This baby girl went home to a "cradle care" family on Monday, and she will remain there until her adopted parents bring her home. The birth mom will sign away her rights next Wednesday, and at that point she will be presented with the profiles (potentially 4). She will look through these and make her choice, and the little girl will go home with her family on May 31st.
I have thoughts running around everywhere when I think about this. I never anticipated knowing ahead of time that our profile was going to be given out, but special circumstances demanded we be told before the fact. Because of that, we are left with 8 or 9 days ahead of us knowing that it's possible that we will get a baby in the next three weeks. At first I was tempted to think we have a 25% chance of being chosen. But really, I don't think that's right at all. I think we either have a zero or 100% chance of getting the baby. She's either the one God has chosen for our family, or she is the baby that God has chosen for one of the three other families. We are no more deserving than anyone else. Rather than asking God to give us this baby, I'm asking that He give her to the family He has chosen. She is the answer to somebody's prayer-we just have to wait and see whose! I would love for you to join us in praying this week. Praying for the birth mother, for this little baby girl, and for the family who has been chosen for her already by Jesus.