Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shaking!!

I have had it on my to-do list to call the lawyer we are leaning towards working with to ask a few more questions, and had hoped that if I got home early enough this afternoon I would call her today. About an hour before I got home she called and left a message, and I assumed she was calling to follow up that we had received the info packet and contract.

I listened to the message, and she was calling, first of all, to do just that. But there was a second part...

She has an expectant mother whose situation may not fit any of the families she is currently working with. AHHHH!! Of course, of course, it may not be a match for us either....but this is REAL! This could REALLY happen!!! Whether or not it is this match or another, we could get a call someday soon that changes our whole life!!!!

This particular situation (again, not ours...but could be?!) is TWIN GIRLS!!! (I think the reasons this may not be a match for her other families are that it is twins, they are bi-racial, and the expectant mother wants some openness).

I am shaking, literally. I don't think I am getting my heart set on this one (I honestly never even thought about twins....we would have to decide if we are up for that), but it just feels so real for the first time. There is a real expectant mom out there that has twin girls she is looking to place for adoption. Wow.

Obviously, we haven't even signed on with this lawyer, but we were hoping to decide for sure by next week. And we haven't gotten our homestudy, although in C.alifornia you can do the homestudy after the baby has been born if needed. I am trying not to get my hopes up that we will be matched quickly, but we could be - eek!!!

26 comments:

Rach said...

Wow, talk about exciting! Wishing you the best with the situation and moving forward with this lawyer!

Andrea said...

God will pave your way and lead you through the process :) I fully believe that if these baby girls are meant to be yours they will be. And if not, "your" perfect baby is out there waiting to find your arms.

I am praying for you always and so happy things are progressing.

Big Hugs!

Ami said...

But WOW!! I mean, WOW! It is SO great to 'read' the excitement in your words again! As a mom of triplets, I'll just say that there is nothing cooler than multiples, so my advice would be...at least consider twins :) Whether this is your time or another, I am so excited for you both! Can not WAIT to keep reading! :)

Anonymous said...

Super exciting! Can't wait to hear more.

Hillary said...

This post brings back so many memories for me! Prepare for the ride of your life, adoption in a roller coaster for sure! Our first match (didn't work out) was two weeks after our home study was registered, our second match (twin African American boys!) didn't work out either, but the love of my life, who is currently asleep in her crib right now was worth every second of infertility and failed matches. From the second we met her, we knew that God had chosen her for us from the beginning.

Missy said...

Wow! Now I can see how you are so excited! Even if this doesn't work out for you, it sounds like this lawyer would be great to work with. If you can do the homestudy after the babies are born in CA, then twins might work out a little better b/c they will spend more time in the hospital. I have a friend who recently had twins and it is hard but definitely possible.

And if this is not the match for you, then we are definitely open to biracial twins with some openness! (sorry-had to put that in there. LOL)

Stefanie Blakely said...

This is amazing news-- can't wait for your next post!!

Bret&Amberly said...

Congrats, that is so exciting. We just got our homestudy finished and are anxiously awaiting as well. It was exciting to see your words. Good Luck!

andreajennine said...

Oh, my! I will pray for the right things to happen here (whatever those are; thankfully, God knows!).

Life Happens said...

How exciting! Praying that it will all work out!

Amanda said...

Wow!!!

jbarj@kconline.com said...

It is what it is, and there is a reason for this. You are MEANT to be their parents. I have twins, it is AMAZING, obviously challinging, but can be done. Best Wishes to you all.

Britney said...

I have chills!!!! I tell you, when God decides it's time to move, He wastes no time. Not sure if these are your babies or not, but I'm sooo hopeful for you! This feels like you are on the right path.

Kakunaa said...

Wow! Very exciting, and a bit scary, yes? Hoping it works out for you, whatever you decide!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!! PRAYING!!!! :0)

Rebekah said...

Amazing news! It IS real!! Praying for this situation and if these baby girls are to be yours that they will be!! Hopeful for you :)

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

wow - how exciting! I hope everything works out with your home study quickly.

Momma Wilson said...

this post gave me such chills - so exciting for you! Can't wait for more updates!

Melissa G said...

I got the chills too! I can just feel your excitement bursting from my monitor, and I am so, so thrilled for you. I know that like you said this case may not be *The One*, but how amazing is it to know that your baby(ies) could be out there right now?!

Can't wait to hear more!

RMCarter said...

I just felt so much joy when I read this! I cried! The feeling of hope is one of the best feelings in the world. :)

Rachel DeBell said...

Amazing! so praying for you in this process! Praying for this expectant woman too, that she figures out the right plan for her babies and for herself.

Morningglory said...

Being a Mom of multiples is the greatest thing on earth. If you have the energy, This would be an amazing experience. Good luck =) I'll be anxiously reading ....

Melody said...

Awesome!!! Oh my goodness, how exciting. Now that would just be so wild. Praying praying praying for you guys, your birthmother, the adoption process to be smooth and steady but that whatever God has planned for you guys, that He will shine radiantly through you as He has through the infertility process. Would so love to see you with twins. My other prayer for you? That you will post pictures when the baby(ies) comes. Ha! You just have to know that everyone else dying to say the same thing but maybe aren't as bold as to say it. Haaa! I'm half way kidding. And I hope you're laughing :)

cowgirltn said...

Holy Cow I am so hopeful for you I will start my prayers right now. Oh lord please shine the light on the beautiful, faithful couple.

kdactyl said...

I know people who have had situations like this....so...believe it can be true and keep your heart open. God already knows the children He has chosen for you, so go through the process and see what happens. Wow....so awesome!

kd

Jessica R said...

Whether or not this one (two!) works out, I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling to good about this! You deserve all the happiness in the world after the past few years, Hillary, and I am so glad that God has given you hope and excitement for adoption. Someone told me once: God already knows who your baby is, his or her birthdate, who his or her friends will be, and who he or she will marry. It has all been planned. Of course, we might prefer to know that plan - but trust that God knows it! SO SO SO excited for you! xoxo