Wednesday, October 28, 2009

2 became 3

In April of this year my husband and I began the journey of adoption. We filled out all the paperwork, put our name on the list and got the profile ready. We were hoping to have some movement on our profile by Christmas, never in our wildest dreams did we expect to have a child before Halloween.

On June 16th we first spoke with our birthmother, and all decided that we wanted to proceed forward with this match. We were blessed with the fact that the birthmother lived close enough that we could be apart of the pregnancy and then the birth. We attended a few doctor's appointments and sonograms. We would speak every couple of weeks if not weekly. When we received the phone call on October 22nd that our birthmother was at the hospital we had resigned ourselves to the fact that we would not make it for the birth of our child, but we would be there soon after. About halfway to the hospital we received a phone call asking how far away we were and that they were waiting to break her water until we could be there. We got to the hospital at 4pm and our daughter was born at 5:04pm. I even got to cut the cord. What a wonderful day. We are so very grateful to our birthmother and the staff at the hospital for their treatment of us while we were there.

Our daughter was released from the hospital into our custody and today we made everything official. We went to court this afternoon and now we are ready to shout it from the mountain tops that we are now parents. Our dream or wish has come true. We cannot thank our birthmother enough for all that she has done for us and for making our dreams come true. We know this was not an easy decision, but we are so thankful and we plan to make sure this young lady knows just how much she is loved.

Here is our first official family photo.

Here are a couple of pictures of our beautiful daughter, Britton Lee.

2 days old

4 days old

Thank you for peeking in on us. I will be updating with pictures very soon.