Update on my ‘December 24th’ Prayer
Remember in my first article I wrote about how I was praying for a December 24th birth day for our new baby? Well, I’m thinking I should have specified the YEAR in my prayers – ha!
December 24th has come and gone. It’s now 2017. We’ve been in the wait since July 5th. That’s over half a year…still no call from our adoption agency about a match. Actually, I get TONS of calls every day. And each time, it is not our adoption agency. And each time, it’s hard.
When Our Adoption Profile Goes Out
We do get monthly updates from our agency, which is nice. They summarize the amount of times our profile went out to birth parents and the amount of times our website profile was viewed. Our profile was sent to birth parents 7 times in December, 6 in November, and 6 in October. Our website profile was viewed about 60 times per month.
After birth parents receive our profile via the mail, several things can happen. Sometimes they end up choosing a different family. Sometimes they end up choosing no one and parent. Other times they go with a different adoption agency. And even sometimes they hold onto the profiles for months before deciding.
This Fall was Rough
The wait can be hard. But I trust God’s timing. This fall was rough for our family. Without getting into too much detail, my husband had an injury that kept him sidelined most of the fall. He is on the healing path now, but having a baby this fall would have been a real struggle.
So now, we are feeling really ready. Al is feeling better, Christmas is put away, the house is clean and organized (for today at least), and we are eager. However, no matter how ready we feel, the timing is not up to us. It is hard, but that’s OK. If we were trying to get pregnant biologically, that timing wouldn’t be guaranteed either, right!?
So thank you for sticking with us through the wait. We will keep updates going. I’m excited to get to the time when we do get “the call” and you all can come along with us for the ride! But until then, life goes on and we are where we are meant to be in life for a reason. And we are going to enjoy where we are because life is too short not to!
We’ve created a central location for our adoption posts. You can view them all here.
Cheers to 2017,