Monday, March 30, 2015

Adoption Update: We Have a Son!

I have some incredible, crazy, and exciting news!

It all started last Tuesday.  The day began just like any other day.  Then, at lunch we got a phone call from our agency.  We had been matched with a birthmother...who had already given birth...and we were to get to the hospital immediately.  As you can imagine, we were in complete shock!

So we quickly packed, got a babysitter for J and B, and went straight to the hospital to meet our son and his birthparents.  Then, a short 14 hours later, we brought him home.  Wow!

It was the craziest, most awesome, whirlwind day.  Adoption is one wild ride, my friends!

So here he is!



Baby L
Born on March 22nd


I think we're all still in shock.  But a good kind of shock!  One day, you wake up like normal, and the next day you have a son.  I wouldn't change the craziness of it all for the world!  God is so good.

Thank you so much for your prayers for all of us during the emotional ups and downs our adoption journeyThey mean so much to us!  Would you please continue to keep us all in prayer?  Especially the birthparents and for one other thing surrounding the adoption.  Thank you, my friends!!!


I will write his full adoption story soon!  In the meantime, I'll be overgramming and enjoying our little family of 5!


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92 comments:

  1. ::Happy tears:: God is so amazing!

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  2. Oh wow! I have chills. I'm so elated for you! God is so good!

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  3. Congratulations- Praise God!! I got tears in my eyes reading this post. SO incredibly happy for your family and you have my continued prayers as things all get settled/finalized!

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  4. Christina SotherdenMarch 30, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    This is so exciting!! Congratulations! Welcome to your sweet boy :)

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  5. Congratulations! Will definitely send up prayers for all parties.

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  6. Congratulations! That is awesome!! I'm beaming over here you and your family. Praying for everyone!

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  7. Awesome, God placed him in your family for a reason. He is one lucky little boy. Rejoicing in NC with you!

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  8. I am still just overjoyed for you! I was telling one of my friends who is adopting about you guys. So amazing and loving the pictures!

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  9. I am so, so happy for you! Congrats! So exciting! That's pretty much how my parents adopted my brother :)

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  10. Thank you so much! We are just thrilled...and so thankful to God!!! -Jess

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  11. Thank you so much! We feel so blessed! -Jess

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  12. Thank you so much, Erin! I know you've been praying for us throughout the journey, and your prayers were truly felt. I feel so blessed. Thank you so much!!! -Jess

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  13. Thank you so much! We feel so very blessed!!! -Jess

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  14. Thank you so much, especially for the prayers!!! -Jess

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  15. Thank you, Monica! We really appreciate your family's prayers for all of us! -Jess

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  16. I know - I'm just as shocked! haha Thank you! -Jess

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  17. Thank you! We are keeping your family in prayer as well! -Jess

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  18. Thank you, Michelle! We feel so blessed that God placed him with us. What an amazing gift! We feel so blessed :) -Jess

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  19. Thank you so much, Keri! I will keep your friends in our prayers! If they ever need to talk to someone, they can always contact me. What helped me the most was talking to others who had gone through it before. Adoption is hard, but so worth it :) -Jess

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  20. Oh, wow! It is so amazing how God can bring a family together :) Adoption is hard, but such a blessing too - as you very well know with your brother! Thank you for sharing that!!! -Jess

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  21. It's exciting to see God answering prayers for your family!! Welcome baby boy!!

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  22. So happy for you!! What a beautiful blessing!

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  23. Wow WOW!!! How amazing :D I will join you in praying for the birth parents, your family and your precious little boy -- I can't wait to read more!

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  24. Abi at Joy In My KitchenMarch 31, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Oh, wow! I'm all choked up and teary . . . having recieved all of our children (most as infants) through foster care I know well the calls of "come get them right now!" Praise God for adding to your family. May He give you all the strength and grace necessary in these next days.

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  25. Congratulations! That is so exciting. What an amazing unexpected blessing. We are so happy for you and the new addition to your family :)

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  26. WOW what a blessing!! I love this so much. Congrats!!! <3 -- Lisa | Two Martinis

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  27. What a little blessing he is! Visiting from Ladies Collective link up :)

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  28. Awww! That is amazing! Congratulations on your little blessing!

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  29. Congratulations! That's so exciting and L is beautiful. I know the feeling of it all being a whirlwind. I hope that you're able to make a good connection with your son's birth parents and that any issues that arise are easily overcome.
    Cheers, Amber at OurCharmedLife.net

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  30. Stopping by for the first time today from Women With Intention and am so excited to read your wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  31. How exciting what an amazing surprise :)

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  32. Congratulations!!! What a sweet addition to the family! :)

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  33. Congratulations! Hoping you're enjoying your newest addition and being a family of 5! Stopping by from Shine Blog Hop

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  34. Congratulations, he is beautiful! What a blessing to your family!

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  35. Congratulations!! What an amazing gift from the Lord above!

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  36. Congratulations! He's looks beautiful! We are on an adoption journey too...of sorts. It's a kinship foster care process but if reunification with birth mom doesn't happen ( I hope it does but am planning for the possibility it won't...) Our family will join the adoption "club". I'm going to read your past posts and try to figure out what that's like! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Rejoicing with you in God's goodness!! Have a beautiful Easter as a family of 5!!
    xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  38. This is beautiful! I am in tears how HUGE of a blessing to you and your new little boy!

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  39. That is amazing news! I can't imagine how crazy good that must feel to wake up like any other day and come home with a baby! Congratulations

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  40. What a beautiful boy! I'm so happy for your family and your newest little one! How precious. Saying a prayer for you all!

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  41. What?! Congratulations!! SO exciting, I admire you for turning your world around in a matter of one phone call for this little boy, he is adorable and will fit perfectly with your little family :) XO

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  42. Thank you so much! We feel so incredibly blessed!!! -Jess

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  43. Thank you! We are so excited and happy to have him in our family! -Jess

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  44. Thank you! We feel so blessed! -Jess

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  45. Thank you so much for your prayers! They love him so much and are such blessings to us. They really need our prayers for strength and comfort. Thank you!!! -Jess

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  46. Thank you! I think we're still a little in shock! But we feel so blessed at the same time :) -Jess

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  47. Thank you! We love being a family of 5 now! -Jess

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  48. Thank you so much! He is such a blessing to us! And thanks for hosting! -Jess

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  49. Thank you! We feel so blessed! -Jess

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  50. Thank you! I hope we can stay connected with his birthparents. I know it will be so important to him (really, all of us!) especially as he gets older. Oh, he is such a blessing! We're still on cloud 9 :) -Jess

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  51. Thank you! We are still so excited too! I think it's going to take awhile to come down from the shock/excitement of it all! haha -Jess

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  52. The best surprise we've ever received! ;) -Jess

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  53. Thank you! We sure are! We feel so blessed :) -Jess

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  54. Thank you! Yes, we do feel very blessed indeed! -Jess

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  55. It's amazing to see how He works in our lives! What an amazing gift and surprise! We feel so blessed :) -Jess

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  56. Amanda, we will be keeping you all in our prayers! We've never done foster, so I'm sure that has it's own set of trials, especially with a relative. We'll be praying for God's will and peace, strength, and guidance for all of you!!! Please keep me posted! Do you have a blog? -Jess

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  57. Thank you so much! It's the craziest thing that's ever happened to us - but the best kind of crazy ;) Now, we can see the reason behind all of the struggles and fall throughs of losing 2 sets of twins over the past 3 months. Baby L was meant to be with us! Praying for you too, my friend. I know God will give you peace and strength and lead you to something awesome. Prayers, Jess

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  58. Thank you! We had the perfect Easter :) I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday too! -Jess

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  59. Thank you so much! He is such a blessing! I just look at him and can't believe God brought him into our family! We are blessed :) -Jess

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  60. Awesome, crazy, shocking, and amazing! Haha I think we're still coming down from the excitement of it all :) But in the best kind of way! Happy Easter! -Jess

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  61. Thank you so much, especially for the prayers! -Jess

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  62. Wow, I didn't really think of it like that - one phone call really can change so many lives. We are so happy that his birthparents chose us! What an amazingly loving choice. We're all so blessed! -Jess

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  63. Congratulations from a fellow adoptive Momma. What a sweet blessing (Jenni at JoyfulJourneyMom.com)

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  64. Wow, Congratulations on your adorable little boy!

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  65. Congratulations what an amazing story! Hope you are all doing well and adjusting to your new little family member!

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  66. How precious! I love this news! Congratulations! And how God knew you would have him from the beginning of time!

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  67. so neat how life can change so instantly! :) i love adoption stories! congrats & enjoy your family of 5!

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  68. Oh wow! What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations what a blessing from God! Praying for your family as you navigate the waters of adoption and being a family of 5! Thank you for sharing your journey on Making Memories Mondays! I am looking forward to reading your journey! :-)
    Cathy

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  69. Congratulations! What a sweetie!

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  70. I am so THRILLED for you!!!! I have been praying for your family, and I m just blown away at how this played out. So awesome! Congratulations, friend!

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  71. Thank you so much! What a blessing he is! -Jess

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  72. Thank you so much! We feel so incredibly blessed! -Jess

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  73. Thank you! Keep praying for all of us please! The adjustment is going well for the most part - just trying to get into a routine now ;) -Jess

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  74. I know! Every time I think about that, it brings me to tears! God knew all 3 of our kids would always be ours. How beautiful!!! -Jess

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  75. I think this is about as instant as you can get with growing your family, huh? ;) We are feeling so blessed though!!! Thank you! -Jess

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  76. Thank you so much! We do feel so blessed. Wow, it's still sinking in for us over 2 weeks later! God brought us another beautiful little one... :) -Jess

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  77. Thank you so much, Kristy! And we really appreciate your prayers! We truly felt them throughout our journey! Please keep praying :) -Jess

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  78. OMG HOW EXCITING!!! I can't even imagine what a whirlwind that was:) Congrats on your new son!!!!! And prayers sent your all's way!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  79. This is just so beautiful and so exciting!

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  80. Ah! Great news~ I was adopted over 30 years ago. I'm learning that adoption is NOT the worst challenge to overcome. I have been humbled by getting to know many people of many different walks of life. I feel like your son and my history were God appointed for the adoption legacy to teach the world about love and acceptance. So happy for you~ Blessings.

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  81. Thank you so much, Tif! Especially for the prayers!!!! We are so blessed! -Jess

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  82. Thank you so much! We're still coming down from the excitement of it all! -Jess

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  83. Congratulations on your sweet boy! Thank you for linking up with us at Mommy Moments last week. Your post was the top viewed and will be featured this week :)

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  84. Ahh, congrats!! He is absolutely precious. I'm so excited for y'all!

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  85. Thank you, Meredith, for sharing that! How beautiful! I pray that my children will grow up seeing the love and acceptance by everyone in their lives! God bless you! -Jess

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  86. Thank you so much!!!! We feel so blessed to have him! -Jess

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  87. Thanks, Jenna! We love him so much! He is such a blessing! -Jess

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