ADOPTION STORY: DREW AND DELANEY
Through our adoption journey, God taught us that He is in all the details! He placed it on our heart to start the process way sooner than we had planned, but if we had waited, we wouldn’t have our Emersyn now. When filling out our paperwork, we felt that God wanted us to set our budget relatively low for domestic adoption, we knew it wouldn’t be likely, but hoped anyways. Our match with mama “A” fell $1000 below our budget. I told my mom in January that I really felt that we would match through a particular agency that we had just received a situation from, and we didn’t see any more situations from them until our match with them. We felt that God wanted us to put that we were open to either gender, but we had been praying for a girl and really felt that our baby was a girl. Our match was unknown gender until birth, but God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl. God writes the best stories, friends! He won’t let you miss the baby and first family that he has picked to join your family! I also wanted to say that when God is writing His stories and you are following him, Satan won’t be far behind trying to discourage you. We had many obstacles from the time we arrived in our daughter’s birth state to try to prevent us from giving God the glory, but we gave them all to God in prayer.
We have began building a relationship with mama “A” and even though we had our fears about an open adoption, we are so thankful that we chose to present and that we will be able to tell Emersyn about her for years to come! She made the most selfless decision to place her daughter for adoption, and we are so thankful she chose us to parent her.
Friends, please know that whatever you are going through now, wherever you are in the process, it will be worth all of the stress and all of the different emotions once you are holding the baby God has planned for your family!