As most of you know (or should know), Leslie and I are adopting internationally and domestically. That may sound daunting to many, but we have no intention of ruling out any avenue God may choose to build our family. With that being said, when we began the adoption process, we chose to do home studies for both international and domestic. We knew that if God only wanted us to pursue one of the two, they both wouldn't have been laid on our hearts so strongly, and if only one was meant to be, God would close the door on the other one.
Anyways, on with the news.......Drum roll please.........Our social worker called us yesterday and told us that a birth mother that had been reviewing our profile (among others), had chosen us!!! We are so excited. What an amazing feeling! Of course we are still a little guarded after experiencing the miscarriage, and other things, so we are trying to remain calm. Though it is difficult because the birth mother us due June 1st. And, she's already dilated to 2cm. We know that anything can happen at this point, but it seems likely that we could have a new baby boy within the next couple weeks. She's giving him the name Garrett Michael.
So many people have already offered their old infant stuff and we appreciate it so much. We have the most amazing support system. If you too have baby, infant, or toddler (really anything child related), we would be happy to take it off your hands. If we can use it, great, if not, we'll put it in the yard sale, as this is going to get expensive quick :)
Please keep us in your prayers, and more importantly, the health of the birth mother and little Garrett Michael. Thank you all. We love you so much.