Adoption: The Call

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.

 

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3 Responses to Adoption: The Call

  1. Congratulations! My gosh…that was so fast! My husband and I have been waiting almost a year now with no word. You are so lucky!!

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