Thursday, April 8, 2010

Decisions, Decisions!

We've made a decision on the agency we want to use for the adoption. It's the one that we really liked after the informational meeting. It just felt right and after talking to other agencies and getting lots of information we decided this was the right one for us. We are really excited.

After I went on the retreat instead of going to the Adoption Education Seminar, we were told we'd most likely have to wait until the end of May for the next seminar. I was bummed, but wasn't freaking out. We are just praying that God will give us a sense of peace during this entire journey and so far He has! Well, yesterday I got a call from the man at the agency that is in charge of the seminars. He left a message telling me they decided to have another seminar this Saturday because they have gotten several new birth mothers in the last week and a half. They want more families to complete the seminar and then the home study so they can have more profiles to show to these birth mothers. He asked if we would be willing to attend since it is kind of last minute. I was like....HELLOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Of course we want to attend! So we are signed up for the seminar this Saturday.

It feels like things are really starting to fall into place. Of course it's not like we have a baby or anything and even if we are approved, we aren't guaranteed that one of these birth mothers will choose us. BUT, it's still pretty exciting. We are going to be one step closer to our child. I really feel God's hand working in all of this. The money aspect is a little stressful, but even that seems to be working out.

So now that you all know what I'll be doing Saturday, who else has some exciting weekend plans? Or maybe just some relaxing plans. I know I could use that too. Oh well, I think I'd rather sit in a room for 8 hours than sit at home reading for 8 hours. :)


26 comments:

Baby Wanted said...

YAY...what great news! I'm so glad you found a great agency and how exciting, new birth moms. I hope you have a baby in your arms soon!

Basic Girl said...

That is such fabulous news!! Very exciting you've decided on an agency, and got the last minute invite! Gotta love when the stars align like that!! Enjoy your weekend!

A said...

Wow, that is amazing! Will be praying for a smooth and short adoption journey for you! We don't have anything major going on- maybe a hike!!

Heather said...

I am overjoyed for you! Now the fun part begins... :)

Courtney said...

That is great news!!! YAY!

Ashley said...

That is great news!!! So happy to hear that. :)

Courtney said...

I am so happy for you!!! That is awesome news!God is definitely doing some amazing things in your life. :-)

Michelle said...

I'm so excited for you!!

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Congrats on making your decision!

DeniFay said...

Oh Jennifer, that is sooo exciting, just another step closer to the baby that God has chosen for you! I hope you enjoy the class and get something good out of it. I know that pouring through these books has been enlightening, overwhelming, and very helpful for me! I wanted to say thanks for your post about good books on adoption as it really helped me. Going the private route leads to having less solid support behind you, so in a way I'm envious of your route, though I know that this is the one that God chose for us!

Oh, I'm just so excited and can't wait to hear about your new baby when the timing is perfect!!! I'm just smiling ear to ear!!!

Jonelle said...

That is great news, Jennifer. I'm excited that you are able to go to the adoption seminar. I totally understand about the money issue - I think that is why Michael and I haven't been able to make a decision yet. Praying all goes well.

The Millers said...

I am so excited for you that things are just coming together so smoothly for the adoption process. I cannot wait to hear more. There is a mother out there just waiting to find you two!! I can feel it. :O)
As for my weekend, tomorrow I will be getting around 20 eggs retrieved from my ovaries...but you know just another typical weekend here!!

Samantha said...

What a blessing! This is all falling together so well for you and I couldn't be happier! So I'm guessing since they said lots of birth moms that means placement within 9 months?

Sarah said...

I am SO excited for you guys!! :) And I think it's a lovely way to spend your Saturday, taking the next step closer to your baby boy or girl!! :) Would you guys adopt twins? Just curious. :)

Faith said...

OMG, this is so exciting! Don't you just love it when things fall into place? Can't wait to hear all about the seminar!

Krissi said...

So excited for you! Good luck at the seminar!!

Andrea said...

Indulge in phase I of this beautiful experience :) Wishing you all the very best and I'm so happy you have decided on an agency. The friendships you forge through this process with other hopeful parents will be priceless.

Much Love and have a wonderful weekend :)
xo

S.I.F. said...

Timing is everything, and it sounds like your timing is perfect right now! I just love it!

Crossed Fingers said...

That is fantastic news! Congrats! It really does sound like things are falling into place. I cannot wait to hear how it went!

sienna said...

oh, i'm so happy for you that you're getting to do this meeting much earlier!! awesome news. sounds like everything is falling into place and i hope that the whole process goes by lightning quick so that you can bring your baby home :o)

Jodi said...

Jennifer, that's exciting news all around! Yay! :)

I hope it goes well on Saturday!

Becky said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting! It is amazing how everything just fell into place. Hope all goes well tomorrow!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

This is such great news Jennifer! I am so glad to read that you are making progress. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog.
xx

Pug Mama said...

WOOHOOOO!! So glad you were able to get into the seminar last minute!!!

Ernie said...

Great news!! Things seem to be falling in place. I'm looking forward to hearing about the seminar and your next steps!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great news, so happy for you!!! Have a great day!
Bonnie
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