Matt and Megan started working with Christian Adoption Consultants last summer. They spent the Fall completing their home study and were approved by Thanksgiving. Then the process of waiting began. Six months later, after a call that changed their life, they heard about the baby that would someday be their son. Almost one year to the day that they began their adoption journey they welcomed this sweet little guy into their family. Megan shares their story, their wait, and her advice today on the blog.
The number one piece of advice we would give someone considering adoption would be to remind them the adoption process is 100% in God’s timing and control.
With Susan’s wonderful guidance, we tried to be very timely with getting our documentation and home study ready. However, at the end of the day, it was God’s plan on when we would have our baby. There were many times where it seemed discouraging, but we would turn to prayer to help us through those tough times. I always knew adoption is in God’s hands; however, when we were matched I truly believe now more than ever that God has his hand in the adoption process.
We always thought we would be matched with an expectant/birth mother through an agency. However, when a local OBGYN reached out (she knew we were in the adoption process) with a potential expectant mother who was 29 weeks along, we were so thrilled and nervous to meet both the doctor and mother. We were extremely lucky to have the opportunity during our adoption process to not only attend the rest of the doctor appointments (our son’s lovely birth mother invited us to each appointment) but we also had the opportunity to get to know our son’s birth mother on a more personal level.
We are not only extremely blessed to have our beautiful son, but we also have some wonderful stories to share with him as he gets older about his amazing, selfless birth mother.Patience really is a virtue!