Beautiful stories aren’t often beautiful in the midst of them. They can be messy and hard and long. I love Kyle and Jamie’s adoption story. But the middle of their story was full of waiting, unknowns, and a lot of “not yets” from God. Today Jamie shares their wait, their son, and God’s answered prayers.
We started the adoption process in September of 2021. We became active on the waitlists in January of 2022. While we had hoped to match within the year, God had other plans. We waited for what felt like forever. After a while, the initial excitement and buzz began to wear off and we started disliking when people would ask for updates because we just didn’t have any. We came to the point where we weren’t sure if it was really going to happen for us. Adoption seemed like a far-off, unattainable dream.
At the beginning of May 2023, I had just posted on Facebook that we had no updates and things were just moving slowly. The very next day, we got the situation about our son’s birth mother. One week later, we matched with her, and just six days after that, he was born. It was an insane whirlwind to end a very long, slow process. And looking back, a year and nine months isn’t that long of a wait; it’s just hard to remember that when you’re in the middle of it, and you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
As we reflected on our adoption process and God’s providence through it all, we discovered something interesting. We counted back to nine months before he was born, and that period in our lives was actually a very difficult one for us. But all the while, he was growing in his birth mother’s belly. There are so many things that God orchestrated behind the scenes without our knowledge. When we thought things weren’t moving along, our son was there, growing strong. When we thought all hope was lost, we got the call the next day.
It still hardly seems real, but what a testament of God’s mighty hand working all things out even when we can’t see it.
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