Monday, January 18, 2016
A BIG Announcement!
I have some amazing news!!!
We are so excited to share this news and we've been steadily preparing our hearts and home for a new baby. This whole situation is very unusual, because we were not looking to adopt at the time. But somebody who knows of our situation reached out after she found out that she was unexpectedly pregnant, and asked us if we would consider adopting her baby! Crazy, right?!
We were shocked to say the least. But we talked about it, and we decided to go for it! It's not anything like what we had expected, but we are overjoyed to have this opportunity to finally become parents.
She is due mid-April, and it will be an open adoption with the birth mother. The biological father is out of the picture. Luckily the birth mother is in state so I will (hopefully!) get to be there for the birth.
I won't say that this process has been easy. It's been emotionally complicated as I continue to heal from my miscarriage last year, and dealing with the fear of the adoption falling through. But I'm trying my best to stay positive, and I've been seeing a counselor to help me with all of this. It's been a huge help and I've been feeling so much better after talking through my feelings with a professional.
So what does this mean for us and our future plans? Well, we still have 2 frozen embryos which we will do a FET with eventually. And we aren't getting back on birth control in the meantime. So who knows what will happen. But right now we are focused on welcoming a beautiful baby girl to our family!
I was worried about how to share this new with my readers, because I know how hard it is when you're in the trenches and see announcements like this. But I hope that you'll stick with me through this new adventure! I will be blogging about it as we get closer to the birth and also afterward as we acclimate to parenthood as adoptive parents. I hope you'll continue to follow our story!