Every adoption story is unique. I like to think the Lord makes them extra special to share in glory and goodness from really tough and gut-wrenching places-bringing two unfamiliar families together to love a single little being. I was honored to walk with Emily and Micah through the journey that led them to their son. Emily shares their story below.
Our life has been touched by adoption in numerous ways, from my siblings and now to our son. My husband and I started the adoption process with CAC in July of 2021 after miscarriage and infertility. We completed our home study by the end of August, and our home study agency told us that we were the fastest couple at getting in paperwork that they had seen in 20 years! We felt a sense of urgency, and looking back, our son’s amazing Birth Mom found out she was pregnant with our son at this exact time.
After presenting our profile more than a few times, we felt discouraged. However, we knew God was working all things out in His time and we trusted Him with growing our family. In January, we got a call that an expecting mother had chosen us! We were so excited and began communicating with her! She shared with us that she looked through a stack of profile books and stopped at ours. Something inside told her that we were for him. It was in that moment that the Lord melted our hearts together to be his parents.
A few months later, we got a call that she was going into labor early. At this point, her baby boy was only 32 weeks gestation. After a 14 hour drive, we made it to the hospital. Being born at 32 weeks gestation is very early and the hospital staff wanted to prolong the pregnancy as long as possible. They wanted her stay in the hospital until he was 34 weeks gestation.
We spent two weeks in the hospital with her. We made two 1000 piece puzzles and framed them. One for us to take home and one for her to take home. We played games, had movie nights, talked, and celebrated her birthday. It was such an amazing time and I am incredibly grateful for this time we shared. I will treasure it always.
Finally, our precious son was born. It was a special moment shared between myself and our son’s Birth Mom. I held her hand and reminded her how strong she is. We both cried together as we looked at the beautiful baby that had been born. I had the opportunity to cut the cord, as my husband and I held our son for the very first time. Looking into his sweet face was miraculous! Every step of the way we saw God’s handiwork and how He orchestrated our son to come into our family.