Adoption story – Rick + Chelsea
Rick and Chelsea were referred to me through a mutual friend earlier this year. They officially signed on with me in early April, complete with their home study and family profile book already completed. Their home study worker had done an incredible job educating them about the current adoption landscape, open adoption, and had also prepared them for a long wait as well (although we were hopeful it wouldn’t be too long!).
As it turns out, this lovely couple only waited about 5 weeks until their precious bundle was placed in their arms on May 17.
The backstory: a local attorney called me in early May, seeking a specific family who was open to an open adoption with a family in their state…, and guess what, the baby had already arrived!
I asked Chelsea for her take on their whirlwind adoption, and how she might encourage another family still waiting.
We met “C” and her mom and sister on May 10th, and then Felix Isaiah came home with us on May 17.
Sometimes God nudges us lightly in one direction, and other times he shines a spotlight directly on the path we should take. For our family, adoption was always going to be part of our story.
We thought we would have a few biological children and then adopt. But when God is writing your story, he sometimes pens it differently than what you expect. We had reached a point in our trying to start a family where it would either take some medical help or we could look into adoption.
God made the path clear by placing beautiful examples of adoptive families in our life at exactly the right time. We continue to trust in him to guide us as we grow our sweet family, and are so thankful for our beautiful son that He has blessed us with.
Congratulations, Rick, Chelsea, & Felix!