12/27/10 UPDATED FURTHER DOWN IN THE REPLIES!!
I am in shock still from this...we are only telling a handful of people close to us....but I had to share with you. When I was a sophomore in high school my Dad moved us for a job change. A neighbor who had four children in elementary offered for me to live with her til school got out for the year. She was also the girlfriend of the father of a good friend of mine. We have been in touch over FB for the last several years now. I got a private message from her yesterday telling me about a co-worker of hers whose wife is pregnant. They realized they can not afford another child, and since they are in their mid forties they aren't really wanting to start over with a baby. She wanted to know if I knew anyone that would want to adopt their child. I jumped right on and replied that we would! We are to the point that we realize the likelihood I am going to get pregnant again isn't very good. And my periods are so hard on me. She said all we have to do is get a lawyer to do the paperwork. The couple wants a closed adoption, but will allow us access to any and all medical information. Based on the ultrasound the Dr. says it is a boy. They are scheduled for a c-section at the beginning of February. I already contacted a local lawyer and she is going to handle it for us. The baby is a state away so we will have to travel a few hours to get him when he his born. We are just waiting to hear from a Minister that is handling things for the couple. We have been having the church elders pray for God to bless us with another child...in those words. We haven't prayed for me to get pregnant...just for God to bless us with another child. So this feels like him answering our prayers!