Annie and Jeremy signed on with CAC feeling defeated from their long journey of waiting. Throughout the adoption process with me, I witnessed first hand Annie and Jeremy’s heart for open adoption. I appreciated that they saw adoption as not only as a way to build their family with a baby, but also building their family with the birth family. God used this heart posture to connect Annie and Jeremy with an expectant mother who was making an adoption plan and wanted it to be very open. I’ll let Annie tell the rest of the story.
Our adoption story is like so many others you hear, but also totally different and unique to us. In 2016 we were blessed to adopt our oldest daughter. It was very quick and our relationship with her birth mom remains open and has been an amazing experience. When we started the journey to adopt again we knew it would be different and take longer, but we had no idea of the journey ahead of us.
Almost 4 years has passed since we began our journey to grow our family again. In that time we had 3 heartbreaking disrupted adoptions. Several times we almost gave up completely. Each time we were ready to give up and be done, God would whisper “not yet.” And so we waited and waited on the Lord. How grateful we are for a God who knows us personally and guides our journey!
We were contacted by an amazing expectant mom and were able to start building a relationship with her. Now as our newest daughter, Haven, sleeps in our arms I can see how God was working behind the scenes. It was a long road to grow our family again, but Haven and the relationship we have with her birth family is worth every curve and bump in the road.
We are so grateful for His sight and for the love and support we received along the way. We have loved working with Meg and she has been such an amazing support and cheerleader for our journey. We have felt her prayers for us and our family and she understood our journey in ways others around us didn’t.