How I wish the title could be written backwards: Post-Adoption. Won’t that be a great day?!
I can’t believe we’ve been a “Waiting Family” for 25 days. Twenty-five looooooong days. I’d be lying if I said that waiting for that phone call doesn’t’ cross my mind a good 25 times an hour. It does. It TOTALLY does. I try to pray about it anytime I think about it, asking God for patience, but also letting him know that we’re ready, too! Ha!
I always wonder how I will receive that magical call. Unless you’ve been through the adoption wait, you probably can’t relate to this level of crazy, but I constantly come up with all the different scenarios and how it might play out.
Maybe I’ll be at school and miss the call. Our social worker will call B, who will then call school and have me paged over the intercom. I’ll be all caught off guard and break into tears in the middle of the office when B gets to share the good news with me.
Maybe it will be a day that the house is a disaster and I haven’t left my pajamas. And there’s a foot and half of snow outside, making it almost impossible to leave the house, let alone go pick up diapers for a baby that’s waiting for us at the hospital.
Or maybe it will happen over the summer, while I’m out of town and unable to get home quickly. We’ll have to pack quickly and get home from vacation to pick up one of the greatest gifts we could ever imagine.
Or maybe the call will come on an ordinary, boring day, where we’re just going through the motions and receiving our “matched” call is the furthest thing from my mind.
The truth is that in the back of my mind – and sometimes in the forefront – is the thought that every passing day was supposed to be the day. But then it wasn’t and I’m back to wondering whether the next day will be the day. Sigh. I wonder if it ever gets easier?
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I’ve really appreciated reading all of your comments – the well wishes, sharing in our excitement, or telling your own adoption story. I love reading them and feeling the hope that others have been there or are right there with us or are just praying for our family.
And, for those who’ve asked, we’re doing a domestic infant adoption. Our agency says that placements usually occur anywhere from 6 months to 2 years after the completion of the home study (which we’ve completed), but, of course, it could happen at any time. I’m faithful that God knows the best time for it to happen for us, but I’m only human and can’t help but wonder when that time will be!
If you or someone you know are considering adoption, you can check out our agency, our profile or the profiles of other amazing waiting families by clicking the picture below. Our agency is also doing great work in Guatemala at the Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home and assists many other families with domestic and international adoption.
Have a great Sunday, friends!