This afternoon we received the much anticipated call from our social worker — we’ve been chosen! It’s a boy! I am excited but scared. Overwhelmed. I have so many thoughts running through my head. By mid-May we may finally be parents!
As excited as I am, I’m trying to maintain some perspective. The birth parents could change their minds and decide to parent the child. I also realize that what is a time of great joy for us is a time of great sorrow for at least two other people. That’s a difficult thing to come to terms with.
I’ve read some negative things about adoption on the internet lately that made me question whether we are doing the right thing. However, I truly do believe adoption can be a positive (but not necessarily easy) experience for everyone. I’m so glad we’ve decided to pursue an open adoption. The birth parents chose us; we don’t yet know why, but they did. We will do everything we can to live up to their expectations and to provide the best life possible for their child.