Sunday, June 4, 2017

Another call...


We got a call from our agency this past week. When I saw the number on my phone I did not recognize it so I did not answer. It was the adoptions coordinator at our foster agency saying "call me back as soon as you can. I have a possible placement for you guys." I had butterflies in my stomach listening to the message. So I said a prayer, took a breath and called him back! Immediately upon answering he apologized for calling saying that he did not read the full email he had received and got a little over zealous. The need was a home for a sibling set ages 9 and 2 years old. My heart dropped to my stomach as I had to tell him no and remind him that we are only certified for under two years old.

On that same day we got an email from private adoption facilitators we had been in contact with back in 2014. The email stated that there is a need for an adoptive home for a baby due in August. The birth parents would like a home that does not have any children yet. The facilitators did not mention the cost of the adoption. JJ and I looked at one another and JJ immediately said no. We have not felt called to private adoption primarily because of the cost and doors that have been shut in the past.  

So, we got a call and an email both which resulted in a no. Now we continue to wait...

8 comments:

  1. Oh Kat, I am sorry. I know that even though you had a quick resolution to both the call and the e-mail, I am sure you had a moment or two (or a few) of hope and it feels like they were dashed (even if it was oh so quickly). Praying for you friend.

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  2. Wow. Such a wild ride so far! I'm sorry it's been so full of no's to start. Sending hugs!

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    1. Thanks. I have peace about it all but I did get super excited that our wait could finally be over!

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  3. Hey Friend. You are in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you! We appreciate the prayers.

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  4. I'm sorry for the "no"s! Wise choice sticking to what you had already agreed on re: private adoption. Praying that a child comes your way soon, ready to receive all the love you have to give!

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    1. Thank you for the prayers! It is so hard to navigate and discern these situations. I am so blessed by my husband who has been able to give quick answers and remind us of our goal.

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