Showing posts from October, 2011

Breaking the [internet] silence about adoption

If you've been following with us, we were matched with a birth mom for private adoption about four weeks ago who was giving birth to twins.  She has two older children already, and wanted a family to adopt her twin boys that was up for the challenge.

So, she picked us as the adoptive parents, and we agreed to adopt the babies. And last Saturday we got a call that the babies were coming that same day via C-Section.  We scrambled to get home, called Sarah's mom to come and take care of our kids, and packed up the car for our journey to Florida to get our sons.

We were excited (check out my twitter account from last week...I was tweeting by the second).  We were prepping our hearts and home.  We cancelled my birthday date for the evening and took off.

About 30 minutes outside of Nashville (4.5 hrs driving) we got a call from the Lawyers' office working on the adoption process.  The birth mom changed her mind.  After seeing them, the birth mom decided to keep the babies.

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As of two nights ago, we are going to be parents again, of twin baby boys.  Honestly, right now - it's a little overwhelming - but we're getting the ball rolling - because - get this, they're coming in less than 3 weeks.

Yep, we're adopting!

There's a lot still to do and to prepare for.  We're looking at cribs, high chairs, etc - even though we have those already, now we need a second.  Yikes.  Fortunately there are things that we can have the boys share - i'm guessing they won't mind for awhile.  I've discovered that at around 3 years old they may have some issues with sharing...

Randy Bohlender's website, blogs and podcasts on adoption have been helpful.  Lots of help for us now as we move forward, including the post "What I'd Do Faster" (or something like that), including tips on asking for help (which i'm getting better at/will have to be better at with all these kiddos).

By no means could we have even gotten this far witho…