The last week and a half feels like I've been having a dream... We were contacted by our adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services, on Wednesday, May 15 about a little girl born in NYC on April 4. They wondered if we would be interested in putting our names/profile out for the birth family to look at. After spending some time praying, asking God to show us what He would have us do, we felt peace about putting out our profile.
Not wanting to get our hopes up too high, we waited. A few days seemed like so long. But a week later we were told the birth family really liked our profile and wanted to get to know us better. That sounded like good news to us but of course we had heard something similar to that with some of the other cases we went through, so our hopes still weren't too high.
A phone call was scheduled for Thursday evening between us and the birth family, which consisted of mom, dad and grandmother (who takes care of the baby most of the time). The call went very well... Which means that, yes, they REALLY want us to be the parents to their little girl. (umm, yeah, it was really hard to keep ourselves together, lets just say :)
Some of the things that drew them to our profile: we are Christians, we live in a quiet community (unlike NYC), and as a couple- we looked like we fit well together.
They wondered if we wanted pictures of the baby. Why, yes, of course! :) The birthmom said she would send us pictures a few minutes after we got off the phone. and oh, my. Our hearts nearly melted in a puddle when we saw her.
It was very obvious the parents loved her, but felt very overwhelmed with caring for the baby and also their daughter who just turned one. She also has a condition called Hydrocephalus (which to our knowledge she has a mild case) which will need medical attention in the very near future as well ongoing.
The parents are very anxious to have placement happen quickly. So, the plans are for us to make the trip down to NYC on Wednesday to pick up our new little daughter. (Oh! it just sounds like music to my ears!)
So, those are the details for now. I'm sure more will follow after Wednesday! :)