Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Adoption #2- We've got a lead!
I can't believe it, I'm so excited that I just have to share. We have an adoption lead! It might be promising! Let me share some of what I know.

Oronzo's mom, Aleiza, has been spreading the news amongst family and friends that we're looking to adopt a second child. She's told us more than once that she's determined to find us our next baby!

So not long ago she was talking to one of her neighborhood friends, they've known each other for years, about the fact that we were looking to adopt. Her friend says, "Hey, my daughter-in-law has a friend that's a mid-wife. Maybe she could help keep a look-out."

Aleiza promptly asks for this friend's name and phone number and then emailed me today, telling me to contact her and introduce myself. So, I did just that.

The friend (to be referred to as Jessica) happens to live in the same city as we do. I called, introduced myself, and explained the convoluted way that I found out about her and got her contact information.

Jessica surprised me by saying, "Oh, I'm so glad you called today. I've been wondering how to get in touch with you!"

Come to find out, Jessica has recently been put in touch with an expectant mother who is 7 months pregnant and looking to place her child for adoption! I won't get into the details as to why she's making this decision (I don't know all the details but those that I do know will remain private out of respect for this woman).

Jessica is meeting with this expectant mother, in-person, tomorrow and getting more information from her. She asked if I wanted her to call me afterwards to share what she learned so that we can decide whether or not we want to be put in contact with this woman, if she wants that too. I told her, "That'd be great!"

Can you believe it?! We may have a lead on a baby due in just 2 months! We weren't planning on something happening so quickly!

Now, I know this could not work out. But even if it doesn't, Jessica has assured us that she'll keep us in mind for other situations that are brought to her attention. She said she'd like to arrange a time to meet with her so we can get to know each other. She also asked if I'd make her a photo scrapbook so that she can share it with expectant mothers if she's but in contact with any. She told me that she has connections with hospitals and doctors throughout our city and it's not uncommon for her to hear of these potential adoption situations.

What's neat is that Jessica is an adoptive mother. I don't know all the details but she and her husband adopted their second child when a co-worker came to her with an private adoption situation. So, she totally gets where we're coming from. She didn't feel comfortable with adopting through an agency any more than we do. She knows what going through private adoption involves, both emotionally and financially.

And even if we never get matched through her I'm excited because, based on our initial phone conversation, I think I've made a new friend! :)

All prayers would be much appreciated! I'll keep you posted.

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At 5:36 PM, Blogger Barbie @ Mamaology said...

I'm sooo excited for you!!! I am praying that God will bless you with the right baby in His timing. And I sure hope this one might be the one:):)

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is great. I am so excited for you. Sending up prayers...

At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's wonderful! I will say a prayer that your prayers are answered:)

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying this works out for you!

At 6:34 AM, Blogger momteacherfriend said...

How incredibly awesome!
Lord be with this midwife and woman today as they discuss her pregnancy and the babies future. I pray that you would open doors and you would minister to this woman in her time of great descision. Lord I pray that if she is set on giving the baby up for adoption that she would strongly consider overwhelmed and her husband as the parents for this little life. You are a good God and your ways are perfect. Thank you for opening this door with this midwife. Thanks for the renewed hope. Thanks for new life. In Jesus Name

At 7:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great!! I'm so excited for you. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said: Come to find out, Jessica has recently been put in touch with an expectant mother who is 7 months pregnant and looking to place her child for adoption! I won't get into the details as to why she's making this decision (I don't know all the details but those that I do know will remain private out of respect for this woman).

Personally, as an adoptee and a clinician in this area, mothers don't chose to place their children up for adoption. I am not certain if you are aware of the history associated with first mothers - - their were coerced to surrender their children for adoption or yet lied to....this still happens where through private adoption practitioners and/or agencies funded by the ministries.

I wish you the best in adopting, but to also be aware that there are many factors involved in raising us adoptees. Attachment issues, adoptees want to seek reunion so I hope yours is an open adoption, etc.

At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Praise God from whom all Blessings flow..."

I am praying-I needed to hear a bit of good news today-it is always refreshing to see prayers that you have been praying answered. I will continue to pray. What a blessing for you! Your heart must be soaring yet trying to remain realistic just in case? am i right? Well enjoy the journey-walk by faith and keep us posted.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

You are definitely in my thoughts. I hope this works out for you.

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Barb said...

This sounds so encouraging. I'm adding you and the birth mother to my prayer list. It would be so wonderful if this works out but it's also great that you're in touch with Jessica now. I can't imagine a better resource and how nice that you may have made a new friend in this process.

I want you to know how impressed I am with your respect for the birth mother. I so hope this works out for all of you.

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is absolutely amazing!! This situation will be in my prayers and it would be so wonderful if this works out for you. (We'd have children the same age again!) Please continue to keep us posted and know that His plan is far bigger than anything you could possibly dream!!

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exciting! Please keep us updated, and I'm anxious to hear how it works out!

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

So......talk about the most incredible Christmas gift......ever!

We will be praying for you.

I'm excited right along with you!

At 3:29 PM, Blogger lightshines said...

Oh how exciting!! I will keep you in my prayers.

At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oohh, YAY! I tried to comment earlier but blogger wouldn't let me :(

I hope this connection leads you to your second child :)

I will be praying for all involved!

At 4:15 PM, Blogger pithydithy said...

Oh, this is so exciting!!! I'm crossing my fingers that this lead turns into your second beloved baby!

At 4:25 PM, Blogger savvycityfarmer said...

We ALL feel your excitement...God is good all the time.

At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this opportunity succeeds. You are in my thoughts.

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Rae said...

Aww, that's so exciting! I hope it all works out for you =)

My email address is larae.smith@hotmail.com, so when you get a chance, go ahead and send it over! Thanks so much! =)

At 6:07 PM, Blogger PastormacsAnn said...

Wow this is GREAT! I'll definitely be keeping you in my prayers.

At 6:32 PM, Blogger Annette said...

That would be SO cool if it all works out for you. And yes I know...you will keep us posted. Prayers raised.

At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be thinking of all of you.

At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH OH OH OH!!! How exciting!! Totally sending positive vibes!! It must be a relief to get a lead ... even if it does nto follow through it is a start!

At 9:59 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

What exciting news this is to read - it's amazing how God works things out for us and put you two ladies in touch! As you said - even if this particular potential match doesn't work out there could be another one down the road, but even if not you've met a new friend, another adoptive mom who understands all of what you are going through!

I really hope this one works out and that your conversation with the potential birth mom goes well! Can't believe there could possibly be a new baby in a few short months!

Praying for you guys and that this situation works out!

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats wonderful
praying for you
if this isnt the baby God wants you to have
the very fact that you have linked up with this midwife is good she may know someone else wanting to give their baby up for adoption or have a collegue who knows of someone

At 4:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh My! I am So excited for you!
I have everything crossed for you. How amazing would this be!


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