A question we are asked all the time, “So where are you at in the adoption process?” We wish we could give some other news other than “just waiting”. Adoption is a lengthy process and unfortunately that means lots of “waiting”, which is the worst part of it all! To put it mildly, it sucks.
It’s so hard to know that somewhere out there, maybe not even born yet, maybe so, maybe not even conceived yet, but somewhere out there is our child-meant to be in our arms, and we can’t wait to hold our precious baby! We are filled with anxiousness, hope, excitement, nervousness, so many emotions. We know our “gotcha day” will come, we just know it. For now, we wait. We wait on the Lord to reveal His plan, which will be better than anything we could have ever come up with on our own. So, we wait.
We talked with our agency today, and right now we are the only interracial family they have wanting to adopt. Wow, really? Out of all of Kansas City (our hometown and where our agency is located), we are really the only interracial family with the agency wanting to adopt!? That’s sad, and a bit surprising. I don’t know why we are really that surprised because actually most families wanting to adopt only want caucasian babies, and they are caucasian families themselves, I get that, I know some people have a hard time accepting other races in their family for lots of reasons, its just hard to believe how FEW families are willing to do that. I guess that’s good news for us if someone is looking for an interracial family! We are probably the most non-picky family when it comes to adoption, we don’t care what gender or race the child is, we just want to give a child a family and all the love they deserve.
We’ve had our up’s and down’s in waiting so far. Up’s, because I know that this time with Aiden is precious and once we add another little one, we’ll never be just the 3 of us again, so we’re enjoying each day we get with our little man. Down’s, because of course we want another little one…like yesterday! As a friend of ours put it, we’re so ready “for the stork to deliver baby #2” that it’s really difficult to wait. As my mom tells me, “patience was never a strong point of mine” haha, so true.
So…that’s where we’re at…waiting. waiting. waiting.
Keep us in your T’s & P’s! 🙂
Erin & Roger
“I am waiting for the Lord, my soul is waiting for Him, and my hope is in His Word.” Psalms 130:5