Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Adoption Update: We've Been Matched x 2!



1/29/15 Update:  This match has fallen through.  (You can read more here if you wish.)  Please continue to keep all of us in prayer!  -Jess




It's been very busy around my house lately...because we have received some big news regarding our adoption!

Twice...           

Times 2!

So we figured we needed to update our "#3 Waiting for you..." picture from this:



To this! ;)

So here's the roller coaster ride to how we got there...

About a month ago, we were matched with a potential birthmother...who was due with twins...on Christmas Day!  We were so excited - twins!  We knew it would be a lot of work, but so amazing too.  We were just elated!

However, the agency was very leery of the situation, but felt it was worth looking into.  This definitely made us nervous.  I can't get into much detail, but we met with the potential birthmother, and in the end, it did not work out.

We were sad about the situation, but knew that God has a special little one out there for us.  This has happened to us before.  We had a fall through before we were matched with our son's birthmother.  If that fall through wouldn't have happened, we wouldn't have our little boy.  And he was always meant to be in our family.

It's just difficult at first because it's too hard not to get your hopes up when you get that first call.  You try to guard your heart, but it's impossible to not imagine that little one (or little ones!) as a part of your family.  So we were sad, but hopeful too.

So after speaking with the agency all morning, I got back to daily life.  Then...two hours later, my cell phone rings.  It's the agency again.  I answer, figuring that they forgot to tell me something about the match that didn't work out.

Instead, I'm greeted with, "Guess what?!  You're already matched again!"  I just started laughing hysterically.  Apparently, that's my reaction to shock and amazement. ;)

After I apologized for laughing, she goes on to say, "And can you believe it?  It's twins again!"  More hysterical laughter from me.

Yeah, I couldn't believe it either, Buster! ;)

Seriously.  Yes, seriously.  Two hours after the Christmas twins fall through, we're matched with another birthmother due with twins.  You just can't make this stuff up!

So we have now met with this courageous young woman, and are planning on getting together several more times before the twins are due, which is the beginning of March (but we are expecting them to arrive in February).  We are sooooo excited!


But in the middle of our excitement, we have to remember that she can still change her mind up until she signs the consent after their birth.  And that is nerve racking.  So we will be preparing our house and lives for the hopeful arrival of twins in February, but at the same time, praying for whatever is best for these babies.  And that may or may not be with us.  It's such a hard prayer to say.  But we've seen it's power before when we adopted Buster, and know that God's Plan for our family is always better than we could ever dream up for ourselves.  (We've seen it so many times!)

So, in this joyful and nervous time for us, will you please do me a favor?  Please pray for our dear birthmother - for peace, strength, and guidance in her decision.  For the birthfather.  For health and what's best for the twins.  And for our family - for peace and strength as well.   

Thank you, my dear friends.  You don't know how much your prayers mean to us.  Where would we be in this world without being prayer warriors for each other?!



Aaaaahhhh, I've been so excited to share this news!  I'll keep you updated!
   
Edit (12/22/14):  I've updated our story a little more here on how your prayers help us...  Merry Christmas!





http://www.facebook.com/sweetlittleonesblog   http://www.twitter.com/sweetlittleones   http://www.pinterest.com/sweetlittle1s   http://www.instagram.com/sweetlittleones   https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JessicaandKatieSweetLittleOnesBlog/posts   http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/sweet-little-ones-11847181




Sharing my 
Thoughts for Thursday with Natalie and Annie,
5 on Friday/Friday Faves
along with DarciNatashaChristinaApril
KarliAmyAndreaErika, and Narci,  
 (This is my favorite news for our family this year, 
and it's 5 crazy/exciting/nerve-racking things: 
(twins (2) + twins (2) + big news (1) = 5!),
Week's End with Elizabeth
 Mommy Moments with Faith
and Coffee Date with Jenna and Jenna

34 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! It sure is...and a little stressful too! Please keep us all in prayer! -Jess

      Delete
  2. Hi Jessica! I just found your blog and WOW this is the first post I read! So excited for you and your big news!!! Incredible. We'll be praying for you guys!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for the prayers! We all really need them, especially the birthmother. She is such a courageous and loving young woman. It's such an exciting and nerve racking time! I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas! -Jess

      Delete
  3. Congrats! So exciting! What a wonderful journey- praying as it continues

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, especially for the prayers! We're very excited and nervous. Waiting is so hard and nerve racking! We really appreciate all of the prayers...especially for the potential birthmother. She's the one who needs them the most. -Jess

      Delete
  4. Wow wow! This is most amazing -- thank you for sharing your journey along the way -- the ups and downs and hopes! I will be joining with you in prayer as you wait and anticipate the new bundles of joy. Praise the Lord!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Adoption is always a crazy ride...but what helps the most is having so many people support and pray for all of us, especially the birthmother. Thank you so much, friend! -Jess

      Delete
  5. What an amazing TWIN filled story!! I'm sure it's been a roller coaster of emotions at your house lately. I'll be praying hard for all of your prayer requests and that the perfect little people can join your family in 2015. Thanks for the exciting update. Can't wait to see the story God has planned for you unfold. Merry Christmas!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Whitney. Especially for the prayers! We are so excited, but so nervous too. The prayers are what help us all the most so we really appreciate it! Merry Christmas! I've really enjoyed seeing all the pics of little Olive this Christmas. It looks like she's having such a wonderful time soaking in all the fun...and sugar! ;) -Jess

      Delete
  6. How amazing! I cannot imagine the emotions. Sending up a prayer for your family, those sweet babies and the birth mom.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, especially for your prayers for all of us. It is very nerve-racking and exciting, but I can't even imagine what it's like for our potential birthmother. Thank you for praying for her too! And Merry Christmas to your family! -Jess

      Delete
  7. Oh...and that picture of your two is just precious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, thanks! There were too many cute ones...I just had to share them all! ;) -Jess

      Delete
  8. Congratulations! Prayers are with you. Your positive attitude and knowing that God always has a plan is so amazing to hear!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I'll tell you it can be so hard at times to trust in God's Plan. I just have to keep telling myself....He's done it before! Keep trusting!!!! Thank you for the prayers!!!!! That means so much to us! -Jess

      Delete
  9. Oh my goodness. My heart was in my throat reading this post. So happy for you but I know you must be a bit nervous as well. God's Blessings.
    XO sarita it's my girls' world

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, me too every time I think about it! It still is a little surreal. Thank you so much for keeping us in prayer! Merry Christmas! -Jess

      Delete
  10. Congratulations! This must be such an exciting/anxious time, but you've been through it before! I hope everything works out for what's best for everyone!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sure is! Thank you so much for your support and prayers! -Jess

      Delete
  11. So exciting! Praying for the birthmother, the twins, and you all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your prayers mean so much to us and really, truly help! Thank you! -Jess

      Delete
  12. congratulations on the wonderful news!! my husband and i would love to adopt a child in the future! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I will pray for you as you and your husband as you decide if God is calling you to adopt! It is an amazing journey :) -Jess

      Delete
  13. Wow! Congratulations on being matched not once, but twice. That is so exciting and those children will be lucky to be a part of your family. Fingers crossed and prayers for the mother and those babies as they continue to grow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your prayers mean the world to us. We (including our kids' birthmothers) really feel them while we're in this time of waiting! Thank you! -Jess

      Delete
  14. Woah twins!! I was behind on blog posts so when I read this I about jumped outta my chair! We will definitely be praying for all of you! God Bless!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Celena, I about fell out of my chair when I got that second call too! Haha It's been a crazy month! Thank you so much for the prayers! They mean so much to us. We will keep you posted!!! Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas! -Jess

      Delete
  15. I am so excited for you! Twins!! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, as well as the expectant mom and babies! Eeeh! So exciting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your support and prayers! Your prayers help us all to have peace and strength during this time. Hope your family had a wonderful Christmas! -Jess

      Delete
  16. I loved reading this sweet story! How incredibly exciting to be growing your family, especially by two children at once! Those pictures of your little ones with the sign are too cute! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! We are so excited...and nervous too! Thanks for your prayers! -Jess

      Delete
  17. That is exciting. You must really supposed to have twins.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's what everyone is telling me! So I guess we'll see! Please keep us all in prayer that it works out for the best! -Jess

      Delete

I love reading your comments - it makes my day! :) Thanks for dropping by!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...