It was such an honor to walk with Kylie and Austin as they welcomed home their twin boys! I remember the first time we chatted. They had experienced a long season of infertility, but they were ready to step into adoption with their entire hearts and put each foot in front of the other with faith. They quickly finished their home study, had CAC create their profile book, and became active with agencies. They prayed over each expectant mother’s story. They were shocked when only 6 weeks after they were an active family they got the call, “She chose you! She wants you to be the parents to her twin boys.” That’s right! Twins! It was beautiful to see how they lovingly walked with her as she made the the most difficult decision of her life. I know personally from experiencing infertility and adoption what this news feels like-completely humbling and utterly grateful. I hope their words encourage you today.
Adoption was not a second choice for us. Adoption is something that each of us individually hoped to pursue before we ever even met, and it’s a desire that we shared as a couple. Although we went through a few years of trying to have biological child, which ended in heartbreak, we never gave up on that dream and hope we had about pursuing adoption. It was our dream to become parents and one day be able to pour out all of our love into a child…never in a million years thinking it would be two. We would talk about it all the time and eventually decided we needed to reach out and just talk to someone who has walked the journey we were praying about. After finding Christian Adoption Consultants we knew we wanted to set up a call and see if it would be the right fit for our family. We talked with Fallon and our hearts were at ease. We felt such a peace about having Fallon walk us through this journey and we signed on and got started.
We diligently started working through out home study and leaning into all the education we could learn. We poured over how she would feel reading it, would she feel invited into our lives? Would she see us authentically? We knew we wanted to be fully transparent and real with who we are and knew that the right expecting mom would find us when it was meant to be. After we received our final home study and printed our profile book we became active with ethical agencies around the US.
We were at home one day when we received the story of a mom who would forever change our lives. We poured over her story and our hearts just connected with her so much. We wrote her a letter, put it in our family profile book, and sent it to the agency to share with her. We ultimately wanted her to find the family that brought her the most peace, whether that was us or not. Just a few days after seeing her story of this sweet mama (3 days after my birthday), my phone rang with a call from our case manager from the agency! My hands were shaking and my heart was beating out of my chest as we answered the phone. She chose us….US! Nothing can prepare you for a call like that, those words, that honor. Yet, we knew that these were her children and until she wanted us to step in we were supporting her through her own journey.
We wanted to guard our hearts as we got closer to this amazing mama’s due date. We knew that she had every right to parent and that if she chose that path we would celebrate with her and love her through parenting. We slowly got 2 of everything together for when we got the call that we needed to get on a plane and fly out there to be with her. Traveling with two car seats, two sleeping beds, two of….well….everything! We spent those last few weeks as a family of 2 just keeping our hearts open to all that could come in that following month. When we finally got the call that it was time to fly out it felt like we were in a dream! Is this really happening? Is there a chance that we could become parents in just a few days? We got on a plane just 3 days after my birthday with all of our nerves and adrenaline running.
We went to the hospital and got to be with the boys incredible and amazing mom! There are no words to even describe the love and respect we have for her. The depths of our hearts will forever be indebted to her and the absolute love she has for her boys. Those precious moments we got in the hospital will be a story just for the boys, but they are etched into our hearts forever. She welcomed Beau and Crew into the world weighing 5 lbs 15 ounces and 19 inches long, and 5lbs 14 ounces and 19.5 inches long-the most perfect babies we have ever seen.
We want to encourage you that adoption is not easy. It’s messy, and hard, and mixed with beauty and incredible love. But, it is beyond worth it. We wake up every single day with a heart overflowing for our boys birth mom and the choice she made. Just take each part of your journey as it comes, walk in faith and with hearts open and when that door opens step into it with grace and love. We are so thankful to CAC and for Fallon for all the encouragement, professional guidance, consistent support and authentic care she gave us in the middle of an emotional journey. We would recommend her and CAC over and over again.
***If you are interested in learning more about adoption and services we provide at Christian Adoption Consultants, I would love to chat! Feel free to email me, Fallon Palacios, at Fallon@christianadoptionconsultant.com and check out www.christianadoptionconsultants.com for more information!! ***