Okay. I'm going to try and make coherent sentences. Right now my mind is spinning!
I just got an email from Russ's cousin, who works for an OB/GYN in Texas. I called her back, and she told me they have a birthmother, who is due in April and is looking for a family to adopt her baby. (Did that sentence make any sense? Right now I'm not even sure I know my name!)
It sounds like potentially the PERFECT situation for us. The family is looking to do a private adoption (which we all know is the absolute best way to adopt, for everybody involved). There will be another ultrasound performed in a couple of weeks, but from the preliminary reports, it looks like the baby is a girl. (We, of course, don't care either way. It could be pink and purple polka-dotted and that would be just peachy with us! But when I told Sophs about the situation, she did say, "A girl! I love a girl!! I'll wrap her up in a blanket and she can play green Playdoh with me!") A sister would be fun for Sophs - someone she could be close to (and boss around) growing up.
Isn't adoption a hoot? One second you're sitting in your living room clipping your toenails, thinking, man, today is D-U-L-L. And then BAM, the next second you check your email and learn you may be close to meeting your second child. It's nutty, I say. And just so stinking neat!
Anyway. Phew! I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself. The mother of the birthmother could be contacting me soon (by phone or email) to chat, and I'm sending them our portfolio today by Fed Ex. So they can run away screaming...I mean, so they can meet our wacky little family.
Please be in prayer, if this is the baby God has planned for our family, that all the details will come together perfectly. Please also be in prayer for Tiffany, the birthmom. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to come to a decision like this. Pray that God will give her peace and comfort her during this emotional time.
"Believe all things are possible." (Mark 9:23)