Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I didn't think it would be wise or appropriate to blog about the pregnancy on a site called "Infertility and Adoption." So, I've started a new blog to document the pregnancy. If you're interested, please visit Psalm 113. If you're more interested in the adoption conversation, there are still some things I've left unsaid on this site, so I will continue the infertility and adoption conversation at this venue. Thanks for your sweet comments and the joy you have expressed on our behalf. We are so blessed!
So, are you still planning to adopt?
Answer: Yes. Two days before we found out we were pregnant we were awarded a grant from Steven Curtis Chapman's foundation Shaohanna's Hope. It will not cover the full amount, but will certainly help. The grant will be awarded at placement and they will hold it until we are ready.
Interestingly enough, we were in our eighth month of waiting for adoption when we found out we were pregnant, and the same week we got our first call from the agency. In fact, they called about two different children that week. Needless to say, we were a little overwhelmed. We didn't want to just say "no", but we were...distracted. I hadn't even been to the doctor yet to find out about the baby that is growing inside of me or how many are already in there! We prayerfully considered both children and didn't feel a peace about either situation. And, after counseling and praying with people we trust very much, we've asked the agency to pull our portfolio until we feel is it time to start the process again, which will probably be after the baby is born.