Adoption: Lots to do…

Posted by on 07 Oct 2009 | Tagged as: Adoption

So Emily and I just got back from our vacation in Brown County and we’ve spent a lot of time talking about our upcoming adoption. We have a lot to get accomplished in just four short weeks!

We are making plans to visit the birthmother, who is out of state, in about a week or two. A weekend flight to and from, and meeting the birthmother is both exciting and nerve-racking. We’ve researched flights and hotel, and it just heightens the expectation we have.

The baby is a boy, which makes me excited to eventually get to teach him to throw a football, kick a soccer ball and catch a baseball–you know, all the father-son activities. Makes me smile. I’m smiling right now just thinking about my boy.

The birthmother has three children she is currently caring for, and has had a pretty hard life. We would appreciate your prayers for her as she goes through this difficult time.

Through all this excitement, the reality is the birthmother can always back out, even after the baby has been born (but before she relinquishes parental rights). Our prayer has been for God to give her peace in her decision to allow her baby to be adopted. Above all, we pray that God’s will prevails in our lives, the birthmother’s and the baby’s life.

3 Responses to “Adoption: Lots to do…”

  1. on 07 Oct 2009 at 8:41 pm 1.Todd and Bethany said …

    Heck yes we’re praying! I get to make him his first knife!

  2. on 09 Oct 2009 at 2:08 pm 2.Grandma said …

    I cannot wait to meet this new little one!!!! So exciting! I am ready to help do ANYTHING!

  3. on 11 Oct 2009 at 1:23 pm 3.Jewell said …

    Nathan and Emily,

    Our prayers are with you as you meet the birth Mom, what an exciting and scarey thing it is- You are doing the right thing by praying for this lady and God knows your heart and will be there with you through it all. I remember vividly the day I was able to meet Jadyns birth Mom and Grandmother, I tell Jadyn how much they love her and they want the best for her.

    Try to capture the small things about the birth Mom, the mannerisms and facial expressions- you will see those same traits later in your little boy! May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding be with you both and may you have safe travel.

    Randy and Jewell

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