22 October 2012

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I have blogged before about the importance of music in my life.  And this morning, the message in this song hit particularly close to home. Listen to the lyrics, they fit the adoption journey so well!

We finished our P.RIDE training yesterday and I feel so excited about this new step in our life. I have to admit that the arrival of CD1 barely crossed my emotional radar -- I haven't felt this relaxed about AF arriving since before my surgeries!

Mr. JB and I are almost certain that we are going to pursue public domestic adoption through the C.AS, something that we started talking about a few years ago, before we started down the route of my multiple surgeries.  What helped solidify our decision was a family that came to speak to us. They had undergone fertility treatments which resulted in a stillbirth, so they had decided to pursue international adoption.

Unfortunately, after all their paperwork (and most likely, a lot of money) they discovered that they wouldn't be able to continue with their adoption because the husband had suffered from cancer. Soon after their failed attempt they started the process with C.AS and within a year and a half they adopted three siblings! Two out of their three adopted children were present and they looked so happy and well-adjusted. The most heart-warming part of their story was that they miraculously became pg (yes, the "if you adopt you get pg cure to IF!").  Their older children were over the moon at the arrival of their new sister and the eldest child decided to stay home with the baby rather than speak to us -- something completely understandable!

Mr. JB and I are definitely open to sibling groups, although we don't have room for more than two children in our current home. Then again, bunk beds are always an option!

Our next step is finding a social worker to get our homestudy done. That e-mail is going to get sent tomorrow.

For the first time in a very long time my heart feels at peace. God is leading us down this path and I feel His hand steering us the entire way. 

Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!

22 comments:

  1. JB - I love this post! It is so full of hope and joy and love and I am just over the moon for you guys and what comes next! That family sounds so beautiful. What an inspiring story.

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  2. I am so happy for you! What a wonderful post!!

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  3. Peace is what it's all about, honey. So glad you have found it. :)

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  4. So beautiful!! What a blessing you have found your peace! I can't wait to see what happens next for y'all! (And I love that song too:)

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  5. I will continue to pray for peace for you, sweet friend. Every adoption journey is unique but that is what makes it so special and your "own" journey. When Anthony was placed in my arms it all made sense. I pray that your day is coming. Your faithfulness continues to inspire me on a daily basis.

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  6. This is a beautiful post! So glad you are feeling the peace that only God can give. Many prayers for the beautiful journey that is adoption!! :)

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  7. Beautiful! You already have a Mother's Heart. So happy hear about the adoption journey.

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  8. JB - for the first time ever, I can hear the peace of Christ in your writings! I have a lump in my throat because of your peace. May God continue to bless and keep you!

    P.S. The adoption agency should have caught that cancer problem. That poor couple! Added heartache when it wasn't necessary.

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  9. That's wonderful. So good to have a path forward!

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  10. I am elated for your joy! I can feel your excitement in your writing and am so thankful that you are sharing your journey to be parents - and I pray your wait is a short one!

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  11. SO happy for you that you feel at peace on your journey! Right where God wants you.
    Of course I also have a huge heart for adoption and pray that God blesses you with the child(ren) that He has for your family!

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  12. Peace is just emanating from this post. So, so happy for you as you begin this exciting journey.

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  13. Praying for you and Mr. JB as you continue on this new journey!

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  14. They would be the luckiest kids ever. :)

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  15. This sounds great. I'm so glad your heart feels at peace!

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  16. Love this post!!! I can also recommend an adoption worker for your homestudy if you need another name (the lady that did our PRIDE training - she was excellent)
    Cheers!

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  17. That's great! Hope things continue to go well!

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  18. I am so happy to read a hopeful, positive post. I am excited for the possibilities and have you guys in prayer.

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