This situation belongs to an adoption agency called Mother Goose Adoptions (isn't that a fun name). We had not actually sent our application to this agency yet. So, Carlee contacted the agency for us and asked if they would allow us to send in our application and present. They responded promptly, and said that if we overnight the application and other paperwork that they would wait to present until they had our profile on Thursday. Yay! So I over-nighted our application and family profile this morning. (Side Note - Did you know that over-nighting a small package with just paperwork costs a fortune!).
So now we wait... (a common thread amongst all adoptions). We will wait until the profiles (oddly enough there are other families out there that want to adopt and would love this situation) have been presented and then find out if we or another family were chosen by the birth mom. Our prayer is that if this is the baby that God has chosen for us, that this process would go smoothly and we would be chosen. If this is not the child that will join our forever family, I pray that I will not be too disappointed. This is the first situation we have presented to, and we might have to present a few times before we are chosen and matched. Please pray for God's will in this situation. Also, pray for me to calm down. I was so excited about the opportunity to present that I couldn't fall asleep until 1:30 am last night. Goodnight, that is just ridiculous on my part.
On a side note - (I tend to have a lot of those...) If you want to read a beautiful blog post about being "Chosen", click on this link: Chosen.
It is written by one of the Adoption Consultants with CAC named Tracie. It was an incredibly moving piece for me as we wait to be "Chosen." I hope you enjoy it and can get a peek into part of the adoption process.