Wednesday, July 3, 2013
We went to the hospital to meet her the day she was born not knowing if she would be ours or if her mother would choose to parent. It was a bittersweet time holding her and doting over her, but we did our best to remain a unattached as we could.
On May 20th we knew that we would have our answer. We had so many praying for us, and we could feel their prayers holding us up. We got our answer, and it wasn't what we were wanting. The mother had chosen to parent.
It hasn't been an easy time for us. We have been grieving, and missing a little baby girl that was never ours. We are working through our hurt and disappointment, praying that God will work this for his glory. He has a plan for our family, and although we thought that this little girl was it, it wasn't.
There's a lot to process after a failed placement. It's an all too common story for so many adopting families, and we're holding on to the hope that our child will come home in God's timing.
So we continue. We still ask for prayers. We know our adoption story is still being written, and we will hold on to hope.
Thank you for supporting our family, and all the families that we are also helping through A Nest by Design. Although we're hurt, we still believe in adoption. It's never an easy road, but full of obstacles and pain. Don't forget to pray for not only us, but our other Featured Families. We're on a journey that is not for the faint of faith.