I've been stalling on this, but it is time. Our adoption fund took a hit with our failed adoption, and I finally updated it -- deducting the $3,100 we used. Because we provided for all of this birthmom's needs for three weeks -- setting up 2+ months of room & board, and completing some of the legal work for the adoption, we needed to pay for those services.
This adoption loss was a painful experience for us, but thankfully, I can also say it was one without regrets. After all, this baby is related to our sweet Keandre. She deserves everything we could give her, and more. We had an opportunity to be a part of her life, even if only for 3 weeks and before she was born, and we took it. Regardless of how it turned out, Keandre and his birth family will always know that we believe God caused our paths to cross for a reason, and that we acted in faith when we were asked to be available for her, even though her birthmom later changed her mind.
We know through a relative that this precious baby will be four weeks old tomorrow. We think of her often, and pray that she is healthy and in a loving family. We know someday we will learn the rest of the story. That is the blessing of an open adoption, and having continued contact with Keandre's first family.
Please know that your loving support has helped us to recover from this loss with our faith firmly intact.
And yes, we still feel strongly that God would have us be available for another baby, and we can't wait for Him to show us what He would have us do next!
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1 year ago