A friend reminded me today that ALL the paperwork - endless amount of papers/forms/letters to be written, filled out and notarized are like the ongoing discomforts of nausea, the fatigue and restless nights and the initial doctor visits, urine samples and ultrasounds within the first trimester. I'm actually starting to feel pregnant.
My heart aches for this birth mom that is carrying our child. I say this because our child may not even be born yet. In addition to all the pregnancy symptoms that an average pregnant mother experiences, I can imagine that she must be fearfully anticipating where her baby will go after he is born. We are excited to adopt this child and embrace him as part of our family, but what about his birth mother? My emotions are mixed.
Before we started this adoption journey, Sol and I always had a heart to open our home to another child/children that need a home. We always knew in our heart that God would someday allow us to participate in this amazing journey. And here we are.
We're ready to embrace the challenges and unknowns that lie ahead.
God is writing our story.
Ethiopia... here we come!