Our adoption journey didn’t begin with a lifelong desire to pursue adoption. In fact, I brushed off the idea for several years as we struggled with infertility and the treatments that go along. I so badly wanted to experience pregnancy. Looking back, there were several moments throughout our infertility that pointed to adoption, and I purposely ignored them, praying to experience pregnancy and for our story to play out the way I had planned. It wasn’t until October 2016 that I was sitting in church and so clearly understood that God wanted adoption to be a part of our story. In that moment, every part of me immediately released the longing to experience pregnancy, and our story suddenly made sense. God had given me that peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding.
We began working with CAC and Leah in February after completing our home study. We were so impressed with how available Leah was for any and every need or question we had, as well as the incredible resources CAC provided us to navigate this unknown world of adoption. After Leah completed our beautiful profile book and we applied to various agencies, we sat and waited. I’d like to say patiently, but it wasn’t always easy to be patient. After five years of infertility, this was a new and exciting experience, but the waiting did not get easier. In fact, it was almost more difficult because becoming parents was so much closer than we’d ever been! Leah was so encouraging to us along the way. She put my heart at ease every time she reassured me that God would not let us miss our baby. We waited only three months, but I’ll tell you, some days, it felt like a lifetime!
Brandon, Alyse and Aubree were waiting out ICPC just up the road from where I live, and I adored getting to hug their necks and hold their gorgeous baby girl! While we were eating ice cream together they got the call that they were cleared to bring their baby girl home.