A Amazing FB Story! (baby/adoption)

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A Amazing FB Story! (baby/adoption)

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!

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Oh wow, that IS amazing!!!!! :eek: I really hope your prayers are answered! What a special story to be able to share if it becomes your reality. How exciting!!!! *Crossing all things possible for you!*

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Wow! That is great news. Smile :bighug: I will keep you in my prayers. Smile

MommyCB's picture
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Praise the Lord!!!! I'm sooo happy for you!!!!! Thank you for sharing this with us. I will keep it in my prayers. Can't wait to "meet" him. Yahoo

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Wow! That is an amazing story! I too will say a prayer for you and you'll ahve to keep us posted!

Pixacious's picture
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Wow, I got chills reading that! That is very exciting and I hope it all goes smoothly! God does amazing things and usually when you are not expecting it!

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thats amazing!!! congrats!!!

Mommy2007's picture
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Wow that is really amazing!!! So exciting!! Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Everything happens for a reason, and God truly does work in mysterious ways!!!

Big Hugs!!!

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Wow!! That is amazing! I hope everything works out. I am looking forward to hearing about him!

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I have a little more info. I haven't been able to talk directly to the minister (Kathy) that is handling things yet...she works a full time job and ministers both and she works retail so she is super busy right now! But my friend (Brenda) called me tonight to reassure me. She even gave me Kathy's number. She said that Kathy already has a file made up with all the medical records of the pregnancy-complete with the ultrasound pics! She also has medical records of the parents and siblings (two older brothers). She said the parents don't even know it's a boy. They decided not knowing was better. They also don't plan to see or hold the baby when it's born. They want us there when the baby is born. Brenda told me where she is pretty sure they are having the baby and it is a little less than a 5 hour drive away from us! The baby is scheduled to be born February 6th. She originally said c-section but tonight she said induced...I didn't think to have her clarify which. But I will clarify with Kathy. The mother is including a letter to the baby that we can choose or not choose to give to him when he is old enough. We definitely will. We have always been okay with an open adoption when we talked about adoption. But the family wants a closed one. I am still scared of something changing...so we aren't telling too many people yet.

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More awesome news!!!

Continuing to pray!!

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In Six Short but Long Weeks.....

I will be a Mommy again! We are definitely adopting! Smile The baby boy we were told about will be born sometime between 7:30 pm Sunday, February 6th (his biological Mom is being induced then)...and the morning of Monday, February 7th. We learned alot about his family's background and why he is being put up for adoption. They did have a Downs scare earlier in the pregnancy but the Drs have ruled it out now. They say he is very healthy. His older brothers do have ADHD diagnoses....but after hearing how they have been raised, we feel we understand why they were diagnosed this way. So we are calling the minister tomorrow to let her know. And I will be calling back the lawyer to give her the details. There isn't a lot we have to do except pick a name, and get time off from our jobs to go, and of course figure out the health insurance stuff. The Lawyer will handle all the paperwork. We have all the baby stuff we need already! Smile I kept all of Xavier's! And with him born in November...everything should fit okay. Also a daycare parent offered me a infant car seat the day before we even found out about this baby (which is the only thing I don't have from Xavier--his expired) because she thought I might want to hold onto it in case I got pregnant. I am so so excited! But I am keeping in mind that although I am being told there is no way the family will change their minds...that it can happen.

Oh my...I am so far behind on Xavier's scrapbooks...and now I will have another!! YIKES! Smile

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So happy for you!!!!! Smile

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Wow! I'm so glad I checked in. So sorry I've missed this up until now! I can't tell you how excited I am for you! I can only imagine your feelings right now!!!!!! Thanks for keeping the thread updated, can't wait to hear more and more in the coming 2 months!

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I am so happy for you!!! That is an amazing story!

If you hear of another person wanting to give a baby up for adoption, send them my way! lol

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that's fantastic news!!! it's so amazing how things work out. So in little more than a month, you'll have a baby boy!!

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That is Great news!!! God is Good! Smile

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What fantastic updates!! So happy for you...I can only imagine the roller coaster of emotions you are going through. KUP okay??? Will keep praying.

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What fantastic news!!!! I'm so very happy for you!

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Fantastic Update!!!

Still praying and keeping fingers crossed for you!! This is an excellent way to start the New Year!!